Marr Rugby round-up (7.4.18) – 3s hit Kilmarnock 2s for 7 while countdown continues to start of Sevens season
Senior rugby result
BT Reserve League West 2: Marr Rugby 43 - Kilmarnock RFC 2s 10
Match summary to follow
See match photos here
Marr Rugby's 3rd XV continued their winning run with a convincing with against second placed Kilmarnock who were stung by the intensity, power and pace of Marr's forwards and backs.
The packs were almost evenly matched - Kilmarnock had a slight edge of height and weight but this was countered by the ferocity and determination of Marr's play in set piece and at the breakdown. Added to this Marr fully capitalised on the pace of their lively back line, in particular Ali and Findlay Hazel who kept quick service going from the breakdown, while out wide Ewan McGerty and Thomas Watkins enjoyed causing mayhem for Kilmarnock's defence.
The win consolidated Marr's third place league position and with three matches remaining it looks as though they will maintain this - not a bad result for their first season in this higher league.
Marr Rugby 3rd XV man of the match - Scott Grant
Marr Rugby 3rd XV scorers
Tries: Shaun Fallows (2); Findlay Hazel (2); Thomas Watkins (2) and Scott Grant
Conversions: Thomas Watkins (3)
Meanwhile, Marr Rugby's preparations for the start of the Sevens season continues at pace. Kenny Diffenthal, helped by others, has been preparing squads from the senior and U18 playing groups.
The first test is this coming weekend when Marr Rugby travel to make their third appearance at the prestigious Melrose Sevens tournament. It's a straight knockout competition and in the first round they meet Kelso.
On the following day club captain and U18 lead coach Gregor Ness is taking an U18 squad to play at a Sevens tournament in Dumfries.
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Marr Rugby - next fixtures:
3s - Away v Allan Glen's
7s - Away @ Melrose 7s
Updated 20:34 - 11 Aug 2018 by Billy Bate
7s - U18s away @ Dumfries