2022 FOSROC SUPER6 TEAM OF THE WEEK | ROUND 3
Following the weekend's round of FOSROC Super6 fixtures, we’ll bring you a Team of the Week selected from those who stood out for us over the weekend.
The third round of the 2022 FOSROC Super6 Championship kicked off on Friday where Southern Knights got their first win at their first away game against Stirling Wolves (3-20), Ayrshire Bulls secured a massive win over Boroughmuir Bears at Millbrae (49-7) and Watsonians continued their winning streak against Heriot’s at Goldenacre (12-27).
This weeks selected props are Boroughmuir Bears Marcus Goodwin after his effort to finally put points on the board in the second half for his team and Watsonians Harrison Courtney who was pivotal in dominating the Wastonians set piece.
Despite being on the wrong side of the final score line Stirling Wolves Gregor Hiddleston gets the spot at hooker for a good over all perfprmance in open play.
Selected in this weeks boiler house is the pairing of Jamie Campbell who put in a power of work to help the Southern Knights earn their first win of the Championship. Heriot’s captain Ruairidh Leishman led by example and showed the physicality needed to challenge top of the league Watsonians.
Ayrshire Bulls had a cracking week, earning themselves quite a few places on this selection. First up is Archie Smeaton who gets placed at blindside flanker for his strong carries and tackles throughout the game.
Joining the back row is Watsonians’ Karl Main who showed all the attributes to be a modern day openside, quick, dynamic and physical. Benedict Grant (Stirling Wolves) is our pick for the Number 8 jersey, despite Stirling never really getting going he was a stand out performer for the Bridgehaugh team who carried well and defended bravely.
Scrum-half was a difficult position to select this week but Watsonians Rory Brand nails it for us with his quick thinking to enable the visitors to get on the scoresheet first during Saturday’s game.
Stand-off Ritchie Simpson made his first start for Ayrshire Bulls. Having came through the youth system at Ayr, he marked his first game at this level with an overall solid performance. He also had a 100% conversion success rate and some speed up the pitch…one to watch for the future!
It was a hard call for inside centre this week, with both contenders being awarded FOSROC Super6 Player of the Match for their respective teams. Robert Beattie (Ayrshire Bulls) and Robbie Chalmers (Southern Knights) were both assets to their clubs but this week the position is given to Robbie Chalmers for being a overall solid player in a shaky clash.
Joining Chalmers at outside centre is Lewis Berg of Watsonians who carried hard and was a critical player when the Myreside outfit ramped up the anti in the last quarter of the game to earn their 15th win on the bounce in Super6 rugby.
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Richie Simpson is the latest Ayr youth product to turn out for the Bulls. He gets his first start this afternoon!#MillbraeMade | #FOSROCSuper6 pic.twitter.com/M7BtCXNGGn
— The Ayrshire Bulls (@AyrshireBulls) August 20, 2022
A hat trick is enough to earn Elias Caven from Ayrshire Bulls his position on the left wing this week and he is joined on the other wing by Jake Henry (Heriot’s) as he moved about the park well and showed his slick return to the 15s game following a hat-trick performance for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in the abbreviated form of the game.
Dan King from Heriot’s earns a spot at full-back after he worked well with winger Henry, he also finished off a lovely and important try for the homeside when he collected the ball following a grubber kick by his stand-off Bruce Houston.
FOSROC Super6 Team of the Week | Round 3
15. Dan King (Heriot’s Rugby)
14. Jake Henry (Heriot’s Rugby)
13. Lewis Berg (Watsonians)
12. Robbie Chalmers (Southern Knights)
11. Eli Caven (Ayrshire Bulls)
10. Ritchie Simpson (Ayrshire Bulls)
9. Rory Brand (Watsonians)
1. Harrison Courtney (Watsonians)
2. Gregor Hiddleston (Stirling Wolves)
3. Marcus Goodwin (Boroughmuir Bears)
4. Ruairidh Leishman (Heriot’s Rugby)
5. Jamie Campbell (Southern Knights)
6. Archie Smeaton (Ayrshire Bulls)
7. Karl Main (Watsonians)
8. Benedict Grant (Stirling Wolves)