Super6 round nine: TOL team of the week

Top dogs Watsonians and Ayrshire Bulls dominate selection

Aaron Tait's two tries for Ayrshire Bulls versus Stirling Wolves sees him selected in The Offside Line's Super6 round nine team of the week on the wing. Image: George McMillan
Aaron Tait's two tries for Ayrshire Bulls versus Stirling Wolves sees him selected in The Offside Line's Super6 round nine team of the week on the wing. Image: George McMillan

DOM COETZER was solid at the back for Watsonians and grew into the game in the second half, scoring the try which pushed his team into the lead against Boroughmuir Bears so is once again named at full-back, with Aidan Cross of Southern Knights and Arran Tait of Ayrshire Bulls named on the wings after scoring a brace each in their respective games.

Outside-centre Lewis Berg‘s powerful running in midfield was key to Watsonians getting on the front-foot. That means that Thomas Glendinning misses out, but his partner in crime in the Bulls midfield, Andy Stirrat, does earn selection this week in the No 12 jersey.

Scotland cap Ross Thompson showed his professional credentials by marshalling Bulls into a commanding lead over Stirling Wolves in wet conditions, and it was good to see youngster Richie Simpson looking lively as his replacement for the final 20 minutes after recovering from injury. Finlay Burgess of Wolves is at scrum-half.


This weekend’s Super6 match reports:

Aidan Cross double sets up Southern Knights win over Heriot’s

Strong bench helps power Watsonians to success over Boroughmuir Bears

Ayrshire Bulls vanquish Stirling Wolves to go top of table for time being


Up-front, Watsonians loose-head Harrison Courtney was official player-of-the-match after being solid in the scrum and energetic round the park, while his opposite number, Boroughmuir Bears tight-head Marcus Goodwin was name-checked for praise by coach Graham Shiel so he is handed the No 3 jersey. In between that pair is Bears youngster Jerry Blyth-Lafferty, who looks more and more comfortable at this level with every passing week, and who scored the Meggetland men’s only try on Saturday.

Another Scotland cap in Jamie Hodgson made a big impact off the bench as Watsonians secured their win over the Bears in the second-half of Saturday’s game, while Alex Samuel was immense for Bulls against Stirling Wolves, with one thunderous hit on his Glasgow Warriors team-mate Walter Fifita a stand-out moment.

Another Bears youngster in the shape of Liam McConnell is at blindside, Wallace Nelson of Southern Knights is at openside, and two-try Blair Macpherson claims the No 8 jersey ahead of Benedict Grant of Stirling Wolves and Iain Wilson of Heriot’s.

 

15. Dom Coetzer (Watsonians)

 

14. Aidan Cross (Southern Knights)

13. Lewis Berg (Watsonians)

12. Andy Stirratt (Ayrshire Bulls)

11. Aaron Tait (Ayrshire Bulls)

 

10. Ross Thompson (Ayrshire Bulls)

9. Finlay Burgess (Stirling Wolves)

 

1. Harrison Courtney (Watsonians) 

2. Jerry Blyth-Lafferty (Boroughmuir Bears)

3. Marcus Goodwin (Boroughmuir Bears)

4. Jamie Hodgson (Watsonians)

5. Alex Samuel (Ayrshire Bulls)

6. Liam McConnell (Boroughmuir Bears)

7. Wallace Nelson (Southern Knights) 

8. Blair MacPherson (Ayrshire Bulls)


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