FOSROC Super Series Sprint – Ones to Watch
Ahead of the 2023 FOSROC Super Series Sprint beginning this weekend, we asked each head coach to nominate one player from their squad who is ‘One to Watch’ this competition.
Head coach: Pat MacArthur
One to watch: Thomas Glendinning
Pat said: “Thomas is a hard working unseen cog in our team.
“He comes to training every week with a brilliant attitude and brings a high physicality to the wing.”
Head coach: Graham Shiel
One to watch: Duncan Munn
Graham said: “Duncan enters his 3rd season of FOSROC Super Series rugby, having joined Boroughmuir Bears in 2021 (coming into the squad as an ‘injury replacement’).
“Duncan has thrived during his time with Bears establishing himself as a key individual within our squad. He has represented Scotland U20 over the last 2 seasons and continues to develop, he has a great attitude to improve his game. Whilst Duncan is not a product of the Boroughmuir youth system, he is a great example of how we can develop players with the competitions available.
“Duncan’s willingness to work hard to improve individually is excellent along with his ‘squad first’ approach. In attack, Duncan has an ability to run great lines and bring others into the game as well as being a very effective defender. He also shows great leadership in his management and organisation of the players around him during games and in training.”
Edinburgh Rugby ‘A’
Head coach: Rob Chrystie
One to Watch: Cammy Scott
Rob said: “Cammy has developed extremely well over his time in the Edinburgh Rugby Pro Academy and will transition into the Edinburgh Senior Squad for season 2023-24.
“His ability to see attacking opportunities, backed with a varied skill set to unlock defences is going to be exciting to watch throughout the FOSROC Super 6 Sprint competition.”
Glasgow Warriors ‘A’
Head coach: Pete Horne
One to watch: Angus Fraser
Pete said: “Angus has worked really hard and come on so much this year.
“His footwork and fight in contact is exceptional and he has a real edge about him that comes out at the contact area.
“Angus excels on the other side of the ball as well, he one of the best tacklers we have in the squad.”
Head coach: Ben Cairns
One to watch: Matt Davidson
Ben said: “Matt has come into our environment off the back of a season with Scotland 7s. He’s had an excellent pre season with us and we are really excited about what lies ahead for him.
“He has a very good all round skill set, his timing of running lines is standout and he has developed into one of our key leaders through the pre season block.”
Head coach: Eddie Pollock
One to watch: Benedict Grant
Eddie said: “We are delighted to resign Benny who is going in to his second season at Stirling Wolves.
“He is an excellent ball carrier with a great offloading game and is also very effective as a defender on the other side of the ball.
“His influence on the squad extends further as he is always looking to support and advise other players to help them improve and develop their game. He is a great example to our young players looking to develop in the game.”
Head coach: Alan Tait
One to watch: Garry Young
Alan said: “I think there is a few who have shown up so far since joining the Southern Knights but the player that has shown he has a few extra gears is Garry Young.
“Garry has excellent speed, power, and a very good rugby brain.
“Unfortunately he has picked up an injury but hopefully it will only be a few weeks before he returns to play for the Knights.”
Head coach: Stevie Scott
One to watch: Harrison Courtney
Stevie said: “I am delighted Harrison’s part of our squad.
“He’s still young in terms of a prop but he’s been in with Edinburgh Rugby and also been playing in the English championship which has improved his set piece. It’s also his mobility which stands out seeing him having big impacts in attack and defence.
“Harrison is a hard working player that is such a good role model for all players within our squad.”
Find out where to watch all FOSROC Super Series Sprint games HERE.