Super6 round six: TOL team-of-the-week

Ayrshire Bulls, Heriot's and Southern Knights all well represented after important wins last weekend

Stewart Edwards is named at inside centre in the side after a classy kicking display and scoring his team's crucial opening try. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Stewart Edwards is named at inside centre in the side after a classy kicking display and scoring his team's crucial opening try. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

MATT DAVIDSON’s early try set the tone in Ayrshire Bulls’ big home win against Stirling County, and he barely put a foot wrong so is named at full-back, having been pushed hard by the tidy performance of Ross Jones for Heriot’s in their win over Watsonians.

Rory McMichael of Heriot’s is on the right wing having shown plenty of desire to make an impact with ball in hand. On the opposite touchline, Sam Pecqueur looked sharp in his first game of the campaign for Southern Knights against Boroughmuir Bears and played a crucial role down the left wing during the build-up to his team’s bonus-point securing late try, which sees him edge selection just ahead of Jordan Edmunds of Boroughmuir Bears and Callum Young of Heriot’s

The elusive running of Southern Knights outside-centre Nyle Godsmark kept the Bears on the back foot so he is selected ahead of Archie Russell, who was one of very few Stirling County players to get pass-marks on a bad day at Millbrae. Meanwhile, Stuart Edwards‘ Indian summer at inside-centre continues with another impressive display and the crucial try at the start of the second half which triggered Heriot’s excellent comeback victory.


This weekend’s Super6 reports:

Super6: Southern Knights go top with bonus-point win over Bears

Super6: Ayrshire Bulls v Stirling: Rampaging hosts trample County

Super6: Heriot’s do the double as Watsonians pay the penalty


As much as Bulls’ pack power has been crucial to their excellent recent form, the switch of Tom Jordan from inside-centre to stand-off has been a game-changer, creating a really well balanced and dangerous midfield in unison with Tom Williams and Bobby Beattie. Kudos to Nathan Chamberlain for his injury-time, match-winning penalty for Heriot’s versus Watsonians, but it didn’t quite get him into the team on this occasion.

Kaleem Barreto of Bears is once again at scrum-half, although Lloyd Wheeldon of Heriot’s made a strong case for selection after his devastating blindside break which set-up Edwards’ try.

Up front, Andrew Nimmo is at loose-head as one of three Heriot’s front-rowers in contention thanks to a big scrummaging performance. However, Cam Fenton misses out at hooker to opposite number Cal Davies of Watsonians, who played the full 80 minutes and was the game’s top carrier with 16, and Josh Scott misses out to Euan McLaren of Southern Knights, who put in a huge shift featuring 28 rucks hit and and 13 tackles.

Fraser Hastie was at the heart of Heriot’s win over Watsonians and is joined in the engine-room by Tom Everard, who was once again a key cog in another dominant front-five performance for the Bulls.

Harry Borthwick‘s destructive ball-carrying means he is at blindside flanker, another towering performance by Yaree Fantini which included two of his team’s seven tries sees the Bulls man named at openside, and Sam Daly is at No8.

 

15. Matt Davidson (Ayrshire Bulls)

 

14. Rory McMichael (Heriot’s)

13. Nyle Godsmark (Southern Knights)

12. Stuart Edwards (Heriot’s)

11. Sam Pecqueur (Southern Knights)

 

10. Tom Jordan (Ayrshire Bulls)

9. Kaleem Barreto (Boroughmuir Bears)

 

1. Andrew Nimmo (Heriot’s)

2. Cal Davies (Watsonians)

3.  Euan McLaren (Southern Knights)

4. Tom Everard (Ayrshire Bulls)

5. Fraser Hastie (Heriot’s)

6. Harry Borthwick (Southern Knights)

7. Yaree Fantini (Ayrshire Bulls)

8.  Sam Daly (Watsonians)


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