KIERAN CLARK worked hard to make things happen for Southern Knight on a tough mission away to Watsonians. He’s a threat with ball in hand and launched two brilliant 50-22s at the start of the second half, so is named at full-back.
Lomond MacPherson’s 80-yard interception try for Watsonians and appetite for work sees him selected on the right wing, and four-try Elias Caven of Ayrshire Bulls was the first name on the team-sheet on the left wing.
Angus Guthrie cut through for a well-taken try as the highlight of a sound all-round performance at outside-centre for Watsonians, while Andy Stirrat gets the nod at inside-centre as part of a potent Ayrshire Bulls midfield unit alongside Ross Thompson and Thomas Glendinning which caused Heriot’s all sorts of problems.
Duncan Weir‘s experience and kicking game was key to Stirling Wolves picking up their first win of the season so he is at stand-off, while Kyle McGhie had a hand in both Southern Knight’s tries and is at stand-off, which is the position he started the game playing.
Jamie Drummond‘s conversion to loose-head prop faced a big test on Saturday when he came up against Euan McLaren in the second half of Ayrshire Bulls away match at Heriot’s and he held his own, Angus Fraser scored Stirling Wolves’ opening try and led from the front as they secured a morale-boosting comeback win over the Bears, and his old pal Murphy Walker was also instrumental to that victory after coming on at tight-head.
As always, Ed Bloodworth was in every battle and at the heart of the Bulls’ big win over Heriot’s, while Jamie Berrisford had a field-day at line-out, scored yet another try and was named man-of-the-match for Watsonians versus Southern Knights.
Seb Cecil‘s big impact both sides of the ball off the bench for Watsonians sees him selected at blindside. Iain Wilson set-up Heriots’ only try with a charge down which he gathered himself before feeding Jed Gelderbloom, and as his former team-mate and now coach, Stuart Edwards, says: “He keeps getting better with age – like a fine red wine”, so is at open-side just ahead of Gregor Hiddleston of Stirling Wolves. Benedict Grant of Stirling Wolves completes the back-row.
15. Kieran Clark (Southern Knights)
14. Lomond MacPherson (Watsonians)
13. Angus Guthrie (Watsonians)
12. Andy Stirratt (Ayrshire Bulls)
11. Elias Caven (Ayrshire Bulls)
10. Duncan Weir (Stirling Wolves)
9. Kyle McGhie (Southern Knights)
1. Jamie Drummond (Ayrshire Bulls)
2. Angus Fraser (Stirling Wolves)
3. Murphy Walker (Stirling Wolves)
4. Ed Bloodworth (Ayrshire Bulls)
5. Jamie Berrisford (Watsonians)
6. Seb Cecil (Watsonians)
7. Iain Wilson (Heriot’s)
8. Benedict Grant (Stirling Wolves)