Review of Round 3 | FOSROC Super Series

Review of Round 3 | FOSROC Super Series

Friday 3 May: Boroughmuir Bears v Ayrshire Bulls 
KO 7:35pm

In the opening quarter of the game Bulls had to fight hard to earn their first score of the evening through a try by full-back Luca Bardelli who had to fight and power his way over the try line, it was converted by Richie Simpson.

Off the back of a rolling maul, Bulls hooker Alex McGuire crashed over the whitewash with Simpson adding the extras. Less than 10 minutes later Bulls created an almost identical score from the line out and rolling maul only on the other side of the pitch with McGuire going over and Simpson once again adding the extras.

HALF-TIME: Boroughmuir Bears 0-21 Ayrshire Bulls

Four minutes into the second half and Bulls were on the scoreboard once again when winger Thomas Glendinning finished off a well worked team try, the conversion attempt from Simpson was un-successful.

From a turnover on the 50th minute Bulls worked it out-wide before Glendinning broke up-field and fed out to Oscar Baird to score in the corner.

Into the last quarter of the game Bulls upped the pressure before captain Blair McPherson powered over for their latest score with Simpson adding the extra two points on offer.

From a set-piece move Bears centre Scott Robeson made yards up the field before passing out to scrum-half Ruaridh Swan who went in near the sticks. Andy McLean added the conversion.

In the last play of the game Glendinning passed the ball out wide to replacement centre Jamie Sheddon who went galloping up the wing to power over Bears full-back to score the visitors seventh, and final, try of the evening.

Simpson added the conversion to complete a convincing win for the Bulls.

FULL-TIME: Boroughmuir Bears 7-45 Ayrshire Bulls

Referee: David Sutherland
FOSROC Player of the Match: Blair McPherson (Ayrshire Bulls)
Boroughmuir Bears: TRY
Ruaridh Swan CON Andy McLean
Ayrshire Bulls: TRY Luca Bardelli, Alex McGuire (2), Thomas Glendinning, Oscar Baird, Blair McPherson, Jamie Sheddon CON Richie Simpson (5)

Saturday 4 May: Heriot’s Rugby v Edinburgh A
KO 3pm

The first score of the afternoon came for the hosts when the ball was played out of the scrum and through the team into the hands of Lewis Wells who raced up the wing and dived over in the corner.

Just a couple of minutes later, the Edinburgh A side equalled the score when after some heavy attacking phases close to the try line, vice-captain Cammy Scott pushed past the defence to stretch over the white wash. Scott converted his own try, bringing the visitors in front.

In the second quarter of the game, Heriot’s capitalised on a penalty close to the Edinburgh line and a team work try came to fruition through hooker Cammy Fenton. Liam Richman made the conversion.

And Heriot’s added another just minutes after when Euan McLaren made a fantastic break to rumble up the pitch and offload to Jack Blain who pushed over the line.

A quick response came for the A side when replacement Number 8 Freddy Douglas, who had just come on a few minutes prior, profited off of no defenders in front of him in the Heriot’s 22 and raced to crash over the line. Cammy Scott got the extras.

Edinburgh fought to get themselves back in front. After a penalty was awarded to the ‘A’ side when Heriot’s were offside, they opted to kick to the corner. A couple of heavy phases for the forwards later and Paddy Harrison was over the line. Cammy Scott’s boot was electric and added the extra two points.

Immediately after restart, Edinburgh A had scored again when straight from the training field play saw the ball offloaded between the backs and into the hands of Finn Douglas, who was over for his first try.

Heriot’s responded quickly when a break up the left wing let Jack Blain offload to Sam Wallace who almost fumbled the catch but kept his cool to race over the white wash. The kick was good from Liam Richman bringing the score to a close for the first half.

HALF-TIME: Heriot’s 24 – 26 Edinburgh A

It took some time for scoring to get under way in the second half, but after a successful line out within the Heriot’s 22, Edinburgh A kept in the fight and a couple of phases later, Cammy Scott was over for his second try of the afternoon. He successfully converted his own try.

Heriot’s responded shortly after when a break saw Jack Blain sprint up the wing and offload to Matt Davidson who dodged defence by offloading to Blain again who was over. Liam Richman’s kick was good.

Another valiant effort from the Edinburgh ‘A’ forwards saw the side once again battle past the Heriot’s defence and Euan McVie crashed down over the white wash. Cammy Scott’s kick was good once again.

It took a lot of strength and determination but after many phases close to the Edinburgh ‘A’ line, Sam Wallace managed to find a small gap and break through to dot down. Liam Richman’s kick was good, but the visitors held out until the end.

FULL-TIME: Heriot’s 38 – 40 Edinburgh A

Referee: Hollie Davidson
FOSROC Player of the Match: Cammy Scott (Edinburgh Rugby ‘A’)
Heriot’s: TRY
Lewis Wells, Cammy Fenton, Jack Blain (2), Sam Wallace (2) CON Liam Richman (4)
Edinburgh A: TRY Cammy Scott (2), Freddy Douglas, Paddy Harrison, Finn Douglas, Euan McVie CON Cammy Scott (5)

Saturday 4 May: Southern Knights v Watsonians
KO 5pm

Watsonians kicked off the scoring for the evening when Seb Cecil tanked over the line. Jason Baggott converted.

Just a few minutes later the visitors added another try to the board when hooker Jerry Blyth-Lafferty crashed over from short range. Baggott’s boot was good again.

After the Watsonians backs took the ball out of the successful line out maul, Jason Baggott made a nifty offload to Fin Thompson who found the space and dotted down over the white wash. Baggott kicked the conversion.

The Knights finally got their name on the score board when a chip kick over the Watsonians defence found its way to Jack Dobie who made a line break. The ball was recycled by Ewen Greenlaw who was over. Callum Grieve made the conversion.

Watsonians’ Luis Ball was shown a yellow card after an infringement which preceded the Knights try.

HALF-TIME: Southern Knights 7 – 21 Watsonians

The Knights were first to bag a try in the second half when Michael Badenehorst  broke through the Watsonians’ defence to score. Callum Grieve converted.

After some back and forth play, Watsonians were awarded a penalty and they opted for the posts. Dom Coetzer’s kick was good, bringing the visitors up another two points.

FULL-TIME: Southern Knights 14 – 24 Watsonians

Referee: Ruairidh Campbell
FOSROC Player of the Match:
Southern Knights: TRY
Ewen Greenlaw, Michael Badenehorst CON Callum Grieve (2)
Watsonians: TRY Seb Cecil, Jerry Blyth-Lafferty, Fin Thompson CON Jason Baggott (3) PEN Dom Coetzer

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