WATSONIANS, who topped the inaugural Super6 table before lockdown, will make the short trip across Colinton Road to play Boroughmuir Bears on the opening weekend of the ‘sprint’ competition which has been arranged as part of Scottish domestic rugby’s return from hibernation.
Southern Knights will host Ayrshire Bulls and Heriot’s are at home to Stirling County on the same weekend.
The ‘Sprint Series’, which is to be sponsored once again FOSROC, will allow each team in the competition to play every other team once (either home or away) between weekends of 31st October and 28th November, before three play-off matches on the weekend of 5th December to decided the final rankings.
This shortened tournament will be supported by a series of video magazine programmes hosted by former Scotland cap and SRU ambassador Chris Paterson, who will be joined by guests from each of the clubs to look back at games from the previous weekend, but matches will not be shown live on the SRU’s website or the BBC Scotland website as happened last season.
“This is a great opportunity for all FOSROC Super6 squad players to return to competitive rugby and will provide much needed game time for a number of Scotland U20 players, said Sean Lineen, whose many job sites include ‘Scottish Rugby’s FOSROC Super6 On-Field Lead’.
“It’s fantastic that FOSROC are once again supporting the Super6 programme, in doing so they help to support in bridging the gap between the amateur and professional game.”
The 31st October start date is indicative, based on the target of Scottish Rugby having government permission to progress from Stage 4 to Stage 6 of its Return to Rugby Roadmap by that time.
FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series fixtures:
Weekend of Saturday 31 October
Southern Knights v Ayrshire Bulls
Heriot’s Rugby v Stirling County
Boroughmuir Bears v Watsonians
Weekend of Saturday 7 November
Watsonians v Ayrshire Bulls
Boroughmuir Bears v Heriot’s Rugby
Stirling County v Southern Knights
Weekend of Saturday 14 November
Watsonians v Stirling County
Southern Knights v Heriot’s Rugby
Ayrshire Bulls v Boroughmuir Bears
Weekend of Saturday 21 November
Ayrshire Bulls v Stirling County
Boroughmuir Bears v Southern Knights
Heriot’s Rugby v Watsonians
Weekend of Saturday 28 November
Heriot’s Rugby v Ayrshire Bulls
Stirling County v Boroughmuir Bears
Southern Knights v Watsonians
Final Weekend of Saturday 5 December
1st v 2nd
3rd v 4th
5th v 6th