Talking points from round two of the Tennent’s Premiership

Currie Chieftains, Hawick and Marr set early pace with back-to-back bonus-point wins, while GHA, Jed and Musselburgh see cause for positivity

Glasgow Hawks v Aberdeen Grammar
Glasgow Hawks proves more then a match for Aberdeen Grammar at Balgray. Image: Anna Burns

 

 

 

  • One step forward then two steps back was how Aberdeen Grammar coach Ali Connor saw his side’s disappointing result against Hawks after their encouraging win against Edinburgh Accies last week – though in fairness they were severely disrupted by first-half injuries to Callum Reddish, Robin Cessford and Greg Ryan. Whilst not much went their way, all three tries were scored by the multi-talented Nathan Brown. A long, challenging trip to Selkirk next week.

 

 

  • Rumours of Glasgow Hawks demise appear to have been greatly exaggerated – and they bounced back from their no show at Philiphaugh last week with a spirited and disciplined bonus-point win against Aberdeen Grammar at Balgray. Kiwi Sione Halafihi is under-size for a second row – but he punches well above his weight  and sets a mean bar for his compadres.

 

 

 

  • Musselburgh were short handed for their trip to Fullarton and were always on the back foot – but they hung in gamely. It is going to be a tough old season – but nobody can question their spirit.

Table as it stands 14/09/19

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