DOM COETZER showed up well in a lively Watsonians back-three during their west Edinburgh derby win over Boroughmuir Bears so retains the No15 jersey this week, with two try Aaron Tait of Ayrshire Bulls edging out Aidan Cross of Southern Knights on the right wing, and Sam Pecqueur of Heriot’s getting the nod on the left.
Edinburgh pro Matt Currie impressed at outside centre during the second half of Watsonians’ match versus the Bears, with his break and well-timed pass setting up Coetzer for his team’s decisive third try, and he is joined in midfield this week by the ever-reliable Ross Jones of Heriot’s.
Marcus Holden, who never gave up on a tough day at the office for Stirling Wolves versus Ayrshire Bulls, is at stand-off ahead of Herioter Bruce Houston, while Rory Brand‘s kicking and threat from the base sees him named ahead of Charlie Shiel of Southern Knights and Heriot’s debutant Euan McAra at scrum-half.
Josh Scott of Heriot’s fronted up against Edinburgh’s giant South African tight-head Luan de Bruin to earn selection at loose-head, team-mate Micheal Liness‘ two tries in that same match gets him the hooker slot ahead of opposite number Fraser Renwick, and De Bruin of Knights wears the No 3 jersey.
Luis Ball of Watsonians and Alex Samuel of Ayrshire Bulls populate the engine-room, with Ronan Seydak of Heriot’s unfortunate not to be involved this week.
It was really tight at blindside flanker, but two try Rudi Brown of Southern Knights gets the nod, just ahead of the continually maturing and improving Euan Ferrie of Boroughmuir Bears and Seb Cecil of Watsonians.
Blair Macpherson started at blindside but switched to No 8 for the final 20 minutes of his rumbustious all-round performance for the Bulls versus Wolves, so that’s where he is selected this week, ahead of Ben Muncaster of Watsonians and Jack Munn of Heriot’s.
Lewis McNamara came off the bench to make a big impact with two breakaway tries for the Bulls versus Wolves, so that edges him ahead of Sam Wallace of Heriot’s at openside.
15. Dom Coetzer (Watsonians)
14. Aaron Tait (Ayrshire Bulls)
13. Matt Currie (Watsonians)
12. Ross Jones (Heriot’s)
11. Sam Pecqueur (Heriot’s)
10. Maccus Holden (Stirling Wolves)
9. Rory Brand (Watsonians)
1. Josh Scott (Heriot’s)
2. Michael Liness (Heriot’s)
3. Luan de Bruin (Southern Knights)
4. Luis Ball (Watsonians)
5. Alex Samuel (Ayrshire Bulls)
6. Rudi Brown (Southern Knights)
7. Lewis McNamara (Ayrshire Bulls)
8. Blair Macpherson (Ayrshire Bulls)