IT was a tight call this week between two marauding full-backs in Harry Paterson of Watsonians and Logan Trotter of Stirling County, with the latter just edging it, and he is joined in the back-three by Callum Ramm of Boroughmuir Bears and Angius Guthrie of Watsonians.
Nyle Godsmark of Heriot’s gets the nod just ahead of Ronan Kerr of Boroughmuir Bears at outside-centre while Bobby Beattie‘s interception try for Ayrshire Bulls was the one real moment of magic in a first half which ended with his team leading Watsonians 13-3, and he was solid in defence throughout.
Jack Bergin gets the nod at No 10 with Boroughmuir Bears assistant coach Alex Toolis describing his performance as “outstanding”, and his half-backs partner is clubmate Ruaridh Swan.
Harrison Courtney scored a try for Watsonians in their comeback win over the Bulls and was named man-of-the-match after a rumbustious performance in open play as well as a weighty contribution in the set-piece so is selected at loose-head prop. His Myreside buddy Cal Davies was as energetic and dynamic as ever at hooker and James Malcolm played well for Bulls for 40 minutes, but both are edged out by two-try Fraser Renwick of Southern Knights. And Dan Gamble gets the nod at tight-head as a key component in a powerful forward effort for Heriot’s versus Stirling County.
Jamie Campbell of Knights gets the nod ahead of opposite number Callum Atkinson of Bears, and partners Heriots’ talismanic skipper Ruairidh Leishman in the engine-room.
Seb Cecil of Watsonians is at blindside, Trystan Andrews of Boroughmuir Bears is named just ahead of Herioter Iain Wilson at openside, and Jack Mann of Heriot’s triumphs over Blair Macpherson of the Bulls and Harry Borthwick of Knights in a ferocious contest for the No 8 jersey.
15. Logan Trotter (Stirling County)
14. Callum Ramm (Boroughmuir Bears)
13. Nyle Godsmark (Heriot’s)
12. Bobby Beattie (Ayrshire Bulls)
11. Angus Guthrie (Watsonians)
10. Jack Bergin (Boroughmuir Bears)
9. Ruaridh Swan (Boroughmuir Bears)
1. Harrison Courtney (Watsonians)
2. Fraser Renwick (Southern Knights)
3. Dan Gamble (Heriot’s)
4. Jamie Campbell (Southern Knights)
5. Ruairidh Leishman (Heriot’s)
6. Seb Cecil (Watsonians)
7. Trystan Andrews (Boroughmuir Bears)
8. Jack Mann (Heriot’s)