Super6 Sprint: teams named for pro-aligned season finale

A side representing Glasgow Warriors to face their Edinburgh equivalents at Millbrae tomorrow afternoon

Stirling County full-back Logan Trotter will have a chance to finish a fine Super6 Sprint Series campaign on a high playing for the Glasgow Warriors pro-aligned team at Millbrae tomorrow. image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Stirling County full-back Logan Trotter will have a chance to finish a fine Super6 Sprint Series campaign on a high playing for the Glasgow Warriors pro-aligned team at Millbrae tomorrow. image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

BOTH coaching teams have gone for a mix of youth and experience in their selection for tomorrow’s Super6 Sprint Series finale, which sees a Glasgow Warriors ‘pro-aligned’ team take on their Edinburgh equivalent at Millbrae [kick-off 1.30pm]. 

Series Champions Watsonians are, perhaps predictably, the biggest contributors to the Edinburgh squad with nine players (seven starters and two replacements) involved, while Heriot’s have six (three starters and three replacements), Southern Knights has four (three and a replacement), and Boroughmuir Bears contribute four guest players (two starters and two replacements).

“The pressure has been off this week and our squad have enjoyed two pretty light sessions together, getting to know each other and putting some plans in place for the game,” said Watsomians head coach Fergus Pringle, who is overseeing the Edinburgh side alongside Bruce Ruthven of Southern Knights. “Things will definitely get more serious on Saturday when players pull on the jersey and will want to represent themselves, their clubs and the East team well, with a performance they can be proud of.”


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Meanwhile, the Glasgow aligned squad have 10 Ayrshire Bulls (six starting and four on bench), eight Stirling County players (seven starters and one replacement) and five Boroughmuir Bears (two starters and three replacements).

“There is a really good mix of youth and experience within the squad and we have been delighted with how the group has come together this week,” said Stirling County head coach Ben Cairns, who is overseeing the west side alongside Pete Horne and Graham Shiel.

“As with touring, representative weeks are always very special and this week has been no different. These players have deserved the opportunity to represent Glasgow off the back of a successful FOSROC Sprint Series and we are all really looking forward to them pulling on the jersey on Saturday.

“Saturday’s match gives the players another chance to get in the shop window and we’ve tried to ensure we create a game plan which allows them to make the most of this. We have emphasised the enjoyment factor all week and we hope this shines through in the way the players go out and express themselves on Saturday.”

 

Edinburgh: J Jenkins; B Wara, N Godsmark, D Coetzer, A Cross; J Baggott, R Brand; H Courtney, M Liness©, A McWilliam, J King, F Hastie, K van Niekerk, W Nelson, K Main. Subs: C Fenton, C Keen, M McGinley, S McGinley, G Nelson, J Gelderbloom, G Cannie, R Chalmers.

Glasgow: L Trotter; E Caven, M Gray, R Beattie, A Tait; M Holden©, R Swan; G Breese, J Blyth-Lafferty, M Scott, R Jackson, A Sinclair, L McNamara, C Gordon, B Grant. Subs: J Drummond, C Smith, C Henderson, J Fisher, T Andrews, E McAra, L McNamara, S Hamilton.

Referee: Hollie Davidson


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6 Comments

  1. A ludicrous pro-aligned season finale to a ludicrous season presented by a ludicrous Dodson to justify his ludicrous salary.

    Ludicrous!

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  2. At risk of castigation [again] for lack of knowledge and consequently looking ‘a bit silly’ just what is the rationale for the Super6. To use an old term, the Series/Competition looks a bit higgledy-piggledy, cobbled together in a bit of a hurry because something had to be seen to be done.
    I’ve seen a few games on ‘FreeSport’ and one of the factors that struck me was the disparity of standard within some of the teams and between them. Another was more than a few players that are not on the face of it SQ, even a few that in stature were more akin to the old extra B prop where bulk was everything and others that seem to be players from Glasgow or Edinburgh that need game time [because they aren’t up to par?] and others from the Pro Clubs coming back from injury.
    How can you have a structured ‘platform’ for development with an apparent selection process that is chopped and changed depending on either availability or the necessity to bolster up the Squad or give players off the pace some game time: were there no other options considered.
    Anyway seems a reasonable question to raise, and never being afraid to ask a question, one last thought, are all the players in the above fixture Scotland Qualified, if not, again what is the rationale behind the fixture.

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  3. In the old days, select sides would show name and club selected from, It would be good to maintain this tradition in The Offside Line for all selected sides written about.

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  4. Lost with the reason of this game .is it to make Dodson’s super 6 players justifying a wage rather than doing nothing all summer
    Boroughmuir playing against a team from Edinburgh 200 yards from Meggatland but they’re representing Glasgow
    ……the reason is?.
    What cup do they get ……’The Heath Robinson ‘ bowl

  5. No disrespect to the guys chosen to play, and we may get a fantastic game, but it is quite a strange selection. I’m sure it is NOT this, but it looks like teams are selected on a ‘who is available’ basis.

    Jenkins, Wara and Coetzer are all playing in positions they haven’t really played during this sprint series. Edinburgh have picked a back row without a real number 8, and why pick Boroughmuir Bears players when they are allocated to Glasgow other than a shortfall of available players from Heriots/Watsonians/Southern Knights. A P McWilliam, Gregor Nelson and Euan McAra weren’t in original 32-player squads – one of the criteria for the match. Also Bobby Beattie at 12 (rather than 13) for the Bulls against Stirling didn’t really work…why will it here?

    Glasgow: L Trotter; E Caven, M Gray, R Beattie, A Tait; M Holden©, R Swan; G Breese, J Blyth-Lafferty, M Scott, R Jackson, A Sinclair, L McNamara, C Gordon, B Grant. Subs: J Drummond, C Smith, C Henderson, J Fisher, T Andrews, E McAra, L McNamara, S Hamilton.

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