Fan’s Team of the Championship | FOSROC Super Series 2023
We wanted to hear from the fans who they would pick in their FOSROC Super Series Fan's Team of the Championship.
Through an online form, we asked supporters to vote for who they thought deserved a place in the FOSROC Super Series Fan’s Team of the Championship – and the results are in.
1 – Andrew Nimmo (Ayrshire Bulls)
Andrew Nimmo claims the first spot in the Fan’s Team of the Championship. A formidable front row player who was incremental in the Ayrshire Bulls campaign which also landed him the same spot in the Commentator’s Team of the Championship earlier this month.
2 – Gregor Hiddleston (Stirling Wolves)
The position of hooker went to none other than Gregor Hiddleston whose strong set-piece work and consistent performances across the Championship helped lead the Wolves to victory and earned him a spot in both the Fan’s and the Commentator’s Team of the Championship.
3 – Euan McLaren (Heriot’s Rugby)
The tighthead prop position goes to Heriot’s Euan McLaren, who’s consistency and strength in Heriot’s scrums and driving mauls helped lead them to many victories across the Championship.
4 – Ed Bloodworth (Ayrshire Bulls)
First to secure a spot in the second row is Ayrshire Bulls Ed Bloodworth who was a dominant force in the Bulls’ forward pack and played a crucial role in some clever breakdown work across the Championship.
5 – Rory Jackson (Ayrshire Bulls)
It’s fellow Bulls’ player Rory Jackson who joins Ed Bloodworth in the second row. Rory’s excellent ball carrying skills throughout the tournament demonstrates why he deserves this place in the Fan’s Team of the Championship and also the Commentator’s Team of the Championship.
6 – Charlie Jupp (Heriot’s Rugby)
Another Heriot’s player joins the starting lineup as Charlie Jupp dons the number 6 jersey for his impressive work rate in both attack and defence during this year’s tournament.
7 – Freddie Douglas (FOSROC Future XV)
It was a close call for the openside flanker position with only one vote’s difference between the top two individuals. However, it was Freddie Douglas who claimed the spot following an incredible performance throughout the Championship, topping the stats for breakdown turnovers at 21 in total, it’s no wonder he got a spot in the Commentator’s Team of the Championship also.
8 – Tom Currie (FOSROC Future XV)
Tom Currie demonstrated excellent leadership during his first year of the FOSROC Super Series often captaining the young FOSROC Future XV through some difficult games. With a 94.1% tackle completion rate (out of 118 tackles made) during the Championship he played a strong role in many games this year earning his spot in the Fan’s Team of the Championship.
9 – Ben Afshar (Stirling Wolves)
Ben Afshar’s position in both the Fan’s and Commentator’s Team of the Championship needs little explanation. Ben’s strong kicking game and ability to see the correct moment to look for a break in the game has rightfully earned him his spot at scrum-half.
10 – Issac Coates (FOSROC Future XV)
With 34 points to his name, Issac Coates takes the fly-half position in the Fan’s Team of the Championship, his calm head and kicking skills made him a strong presence in the FOSROC Future XV squad at times when the scoreboard looked against them.
11 – Amena Caqusau (FOSROC Future XV)
The young winger Amena Caqusau scored the most tries for the FOSROC Future XV with 9 in total, quickly becoming one to watch in their games due to his lightening speed and ability to find the gap in the opposition’s defence and sprint to the tryline.
12 – Grant Hughes (Heriot’s Rugby)
Topping the stats of defenders beaten with 47 in total across the Championship, it should go without saying that Grant Hughes deserves a spot in the Fan’s Team of the Championship. Hughes continues to be a threat to any opposition as his skill on both sides of the ball make him a formidable opponent.
13 – Matt Davidson (Heriot’s Rugby)
Matt is another to gain a starting jersey in both the Fan and the Commentator’s Team of the Championship. Matt’s performance at Heriot’s during the Championship saw him score a total of 9 tries across 12 appearances with the Edinburgh outfit and top the stats from across the tournament in line breaks with 12 in total.
14 – Ross McKnight (Stirling Wolves)
As the top try scorer of the Championship it should be no surprise to see Ross McKnight take the right-wing jersey. With a total of 16 tries under his belt Ross cemented himself as a key player within the Wolves squad and earned a spot in both the Fan’s and Commentator’s Team of the Championship.
15 – Jack Hocking (FOSROC Future XV)
Rounding off the team at full-back is FOSROC Future XV’s Jack Hocking who dominated the Fan’s vote with 72% of the votes. Most likely due to his versatility in blending defensive prowess with attacking flair.