Marr Rugby round-up: 1st XV’s draft players for BT Premiership season 2017/18
Being part of the BT Premiership means we are included in the ‘draft’ of professional players from Glasgow Warriors, Edinburgh Rugby and those contracted to the Scotland 7’s squad. Scottish Rugby’s high performance team, in conjunction with the professional clubs decides which players are available for the draft and align the Premiership clubs to either of the pro teams and the deployment of the 7s players.
Understandably, Marr Rugby was aligned to Glasgow Warriors. Last week, along with Ayr, Currie, Glasgow Hawks and Stirling County, we entered into a quite interesting exercise of trying to select a group of players who might during the season be available for selection by our head coach Craig Redpath to turn out wearing the Purple and Gold of Marr Rugby.
One of the draftees has already experienced playing as part of Marr Rugby’s 1st XV, is a graduate of Marr Rugby’s youth work at Mini and Midi/School level, has played for Scotland at age grade level up to U20 and is on the cusp of a full International cap. He knows the Marr experience and we look forward to his return to help his home club in the BT Premiership. We also very much look forward to welcoming the others into the Marr Rugby family and to the experience of Hecklers’ Hill or being part of the away team
We know that all at Marr Rugby will give a very warm welcome to the following players who become part of Marr Rugby 2017/18
Siosiua Halanukonuka: Glasgow Warriors - Prop (Tonga and Highlanders)
Oli Kebble: Glasgow Warriors – Prop (South Africa (U20), Stormers and Western Province)
Gavin Lowe: Scotland 7s – Fullback (Scotland (U20, Ayr and Glasgow Hawks)
James Malcolm: Glasgow Warriors – Hooker (Scotland (U20), GHA and Ayr)
Lelia Masaga: Glasgow Warriors – Wing (All Blacks and Chiefs)
Greg Peterson: Glasgow Warriors – Lock (USA, Waratahs, North Harbour Rays and Leicester Tigers)
D’arcy Rae: Glasgow Warriors – Prop (Scotland (U20), Marr Rugby and Ayr)
Tommy Seymour: Glasgow Warriors – Wing (Scotland, British and Irish Lions & Ulster)
Samuela Vunisa: Glasgow Warriors – Back Row (Italy, Taranaki, Zebre and Saracens)
Ryan Wilson: Glasgow Warriors – Back Row (Scotland, Mosley, London Irish and Wasps)
Updated 15:14 - 10 Sep 2017 by Billy Bate