FOSROC Super6 Round 9: REVIEW
Sunday 3 October: Watsonians Rugby v Boroughmuir Bears
Home side Watsonians opened the scoring only three minutes into the game when Joe Reynolds slotted a penalty.
The first try of the game came three minutes later when Boroughmuir Bears scrum-half Kaleem Barreto nipped in under the posts with Martin Cimprich adding the conversion.
The Bears pulled ahead further when Duncan Munn pounced on a loose ball, the popped it off the group to Martin Cimprich who ran in the try from his own half, his conversion was also successful.
Watsonians responded only moments later when hooker Ross Graham crashed over from short range with Joe Reynolds adding the conversion.
Just before half-time the Bears were awarded a penalty try by referee Ian Kenny and Watsonians Luis Ball was sent to the sin bin for an infringement at the maul.
HALF-TIME: WATSONIANS RUGBY 10 – 21 BOROUGHMUIR BEARS
The hosts opened the scoring in the second-half when they took a quick tap at a penalty, recycled the ball and allowed Campbell Wilson to go over. Reynolds added the conversion for good measure.
Near the hour mark there was no stopping FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy centre Robbie McCallum as he evaded well then worked hard to powered over for Bears bonus-point try of the afternoon.
The visitors secured their fifth try of the afternoon shortly after when Kaleem Barretto collected a nice offload from captain Craig Keddie, Cimprich added the extra two points on offer.
In to the last few moments of the game Watsonians mounted last ditch attacks which resulted in two tries, one each from Campbell Wilson and Joe Reynolds, with Reynolds adding one conversion.
FULL TIME: WATSONIANS RUGBY 29-35 BOROUGHMUIR BEARS
Watsonians Rugby: TRY: Ross Graham, Campbell Wilson (2) Joe Reynolds CON: Joe Reynolds (3) PEN Joe Reynolds
Boroughmuir Bears: TRY Kaleem Barreto (2) Martin Cimprich, Robbie McCallum Penalty Try CON: Martin Cimprich (4)
Ref: Ian Kenny
AR1: Dunx McClement
AR2: David Changleng
No4: Kevin McGhee
Time: Ben Evans
FOSROC Player of the Match
Rhys Tait (Boroughmuir Bears)
Luis Ball (Watsonians Rugby)
Jack Fisher (Boroughmuir Bears)
Watsonians Rugby; 15. Harvey Elms, 14. Lomond Macpherson, 13. Lewis Berg, 12. Dom Coetzer, 11. Ru Smith, 10. Joe Reynolds, 9. Roan Frostwick; 1. Harrison Courtney, 2. Ross Graham, 3. Angus Williams CAPTAIN, 4. Kieran Watt, 5. Michael Badenhorst, 6. Luis Ball, 7. Campbell Wilson, 8. Sam Daly.
Replacements: 16. Cal Davies, 17. Cole Lamberton, 18. Nathan Borel, 19. Harry Fisher, 20. Karl Main, 21. Murray Scott, 22. Marc Morrison, 23. Scott King
Boroughmuir Bears: 15. Glen Faulds, 14. Tom Brown, 13. Duncan Munn, 12. Robbie McCallum, 11. Jordan Edmunds, 10. Martin Cimprich, 9. Kaleem Barreto; 1. Mike Jones, 2. Craig McKenzie, 3. Martin McGinley, 4. Euan Ferrie, 5. Jack Fisher, 6. Craig Keddie CO-CAPTAIN, 7. Rhys Tait, 8. Trystan Andrews.
Replacements: 16. Jamie Drummond, 17. Ross Dunbar, 18. Scott Habib, 19. Scott McGinley, 20. Ronan Kerr, 21. Murray Johnstone, 22. Kyle McGhie, 23. Mzwandile Mncube
Saturday 2 October: Heriot’s Rugby v Stirling County
Highlights of yesterday's close-fought @Super6Rugby encounter at Goldenacre between @HeriotsRugby and @StirlingCounty ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/yeu1x6LlSk
— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) October 3, 2021
The opening score of this fixture came just over five minutes into the game when the Heriot’s driving maul got moving. Captain Iain Wilson peeled round the blindside of the maul and went over the whitewash.
Almost halfway through the first-half, Stirling got their first points on the board when young, towering, second row Max Williamson crashed over from short range. Stand-off Euan Cunningham added the conversion
Heriot’s responded soon after with another Iain Wilson try, this time he peeled off the openside and stretched his arm out to score.
On the mark of half-time County scored their second of the afternoon when the ball was worked wide to Tom Roche who had a little bit of work to do before stepping inside and diving over the line.
HALF-TIME: Heriot’s Rugby 10-12 Stirling County
With the autumnal rain starting to pour, it took twenty minutes for the first points to come in the second half.
Bruce Houston gave the hosts the lead with a penalty kick at goal then extended their lead further with a long-range kick from within his half (approx. 53metres out) to make it 16-12.
In the last few moments of the game, Stirling kicked the ball up field and mounted a last attack.
As the play moved left to right, they couldn’t find a way through. That was until centre Grant Hughes recycled the ball and nipped in at the side of the breakdown to give the visitors the victory.
FULL-TIME: Heriot’s Rugby 16-17 Stirling County
Heriot’s Rugby: TRY Iain Wilson (2) PEN Bruce Houston (2)
Stirling County: TRY Max Williamson, Tom Roche, Grant Hughes CON Euan Cunningham
Ref: Graeme Ormiston
AR1: Jonny Perriam
AR2: Bob Nevins
No4: Brian McGuff
Time: Dr Rebecca Wheater
Bruce Houston (Heriot’s Rugby)
Heriot’s Rugby: 15. Robbie Chalmers, 14. Ben Evans, 13. Rory McMichael, 12. Robert Kay, 11. Callum Young, 10. Bruce Houston, 9. Alex Ball; 1. Chris Keen, 2. Michael Liness, 3. Dan Gamble, 4. Ronan Seydak, 5. Fraser Hastie, 6. Ruairidh Leishman, 7. Iain Wilson CAPTAIN, 8. Callum Marshall.
Replacements: 16. Cameron Fenton, 17. Andrew Nimmo, 18. Josh Scott, 19. Jason Hill, 20. Lewis Govenlock, 21. Jed Gelderbloom, 22. Matt Russell, 23. James Couper
Stirling County: 15. Craig Robertson, 14. Steven Hamilton, 13. Archie Russell, 12. Grant Hughes, 11. Tom Roche, 10. Euan Cunningham, 9. Caleb Korteweg; 1. Adam Wood, 2. Reyner Kennedy CAPTAIN, 3. Lewis Skinner, 4. James Pow, 5. Max Williamson, 6. George Arnott, 7. Connor Gordon, 8. Dean Taylor-Menzies
Replacements: 16. Angus Fraser, 17. Kevin Crainey, 18. George Breese, 19. Josh King 20. Josh Van Vuuren, 21. Andrew Goudie, 22. Landon Hayes, 23. Marcus Holden
Friday 1 October: Ayrshire Bulls v Southern Knights
Highlights of last night's @Super6Rugby top-of-the-table clash between @AyrshireBulls and @Sthrn_Knights at Millbrae ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/XALuGMu84O
— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) October 2, 2021
The first points of this match came only three minutes into the first-half when Ayrshire Bulls captain Blair Macpherson rumbled over in the corner to open the scoring. Bulls stand-off Tom Jordan nailed the conversion from out-wide.
Almost as soon as the first score happened, the heavens opened to almost monsoon like conditions.
With 15-minutes gone, Macpherson powered over for try number two. This time it was nearer the posts and allowed Jordan to secure the full seven points on offer.
The hosts managed to get three points on the board only moments later when the visitors were penalised for not rolling away. Jason Baggott securing the three precious points for the visitors.
Just before half-time Ayrshire Bulls prop Michael Scott was shown a yellow card for repeated team offences.
HALF-TIME: Ayrshire Bulls 14-3 Southern Knights
It took twenty minutes for the first score in the second half-to come. It finally came through a Tom Jordan penalty in front of the posts.
With ten minutes left on the clock, Knights reverted to their old faithful rolling maul from the back of a lineout. Replacement hooker Fraser Renwick peeled off the back and secured the ball down over the line.
In the last two moments of the game Baggott slotted a penalty for the visitors to narrow the defeat to six points and secure them a losing bonus point.
FULL-TIME: Ayrshire Bulls 17-11 Southern Knights
Ayrshire Bulls: TRY Blair Macpherson (2) CON Tom Jordan PEN Tom Jordan
Southern Knights: TRY: Fraser Renwick PEN Jason Baggott
Ref: Hollie Davidson
AR1: David Sutherland
AR2: Ruairidh Campbell
No4: Duncan Pine
Time: Andy Summers
FOSROC Player of the Match
Blair Macpherson (Ayrshire Bulls)
Michael Scott (Ayrshire Bulls)
Yaree Fantni (Ayrshire Bulls)
Ayrshire Bulls: 15. Matt Davidson, 14. Aaron Tait, 13. Robert Beattie , 12. Tom Williams, 19. Robbie Nairn, 10. Tom Jordan, 9. Jordan Lenac; 1. George Thornton, 2. Alex McGuire, 3. Michael Scott, 4. Edward Bloodworth, 5. Tom Everard, 6. Ryan Sweeney, 7. Yaree Fantini, 8. Blair MacPherson CAPTAIN
Replacements: 25. Rhodri Tanner, 17. Ruairidh Sayce, 18. Calvin Henderson, 16. Rory Jackson, 20. Gavin Wilson, 21. Finn Callaghan, 22. Matt Minogue, 23. Harry Warr
Southern Knights: 15. Joe Jenkins, 14. Patrick Anderson, 13. Nyle Godsmark CAPTAIN, 12. Andrew Mitchell, 11. Sam Pecqueur, 10. Jason Baggott, 9. Cameron Jones; 1. Shaun Gunn, 2. Russell Anderson, 3. Euan McLaren, 4. Angus Runciman, 5. Dalton Redpath, 6. Ruaridh Knott, 7. Allan Ferrie, 8. Iain Moody.
Replacements: 16. Fraser Renwick, 17. Grant Shiells, 18. Calum Crookshanks, 19. Daniel Suddon, 20. Harry Borthwick, 21. Murdo Mcandrew, 22. Billy Wara, 23. Keiarn Clark.