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Marr Rugby - senior squad selections for 14 October 2017

1 month ago By Kevin Quinn

Marr Rugby - senior squad selections

Marr Rugby - senior squad selections for 14 October 2017

BT Premiership: Melrose RFC v Marr Rugby
BT National Reserve: Marr Rugby v Musselburgh RFC
BT West Reserve League 2: West of Scotland FC v Marr Rugby - OFF

Marr Rugby’s senior sides face another set of challenging fixtures in the latest round of league matches.

After last week’s bruising encounter the 1s face an even tougher test as they travel to the Greenyards to meet Melrose who are unbeaten so far this season. Meanwhile the 2s play host to fourth placed Musselburgh. The 3s were scheduled to be on the road to Burnbrae to play West of Scotland 2As but West cancelled.

Marr Rugby 1st XV preview: Craig Redpath takes his squad to his rugby roots for their first ever encounter against Melrose. No doubt he’d have preferred to go to the Greenyards with his strongest possible team but injuries and other unavailability, through a variety of reasons, sees further changes in the 1s squad and starting line-up. In the pack James Malcolm makes a welcome and timely return and Fraser Grant starts at number eight. Ross Jackson is added as back row cover on the bench where he joins Stephen Adair and Chris Nisbet. There are a number of positional changes in the backs. Craig Kolarik swaps positions with Dougie Steele. Winger Tom Steven returns from injury to add his power to the backline and this enables Richard Dalgleish to move to centre where he partners Conor Bickerstaff. Gregor Ness (sponsored by Bearing Gifts) and Max Freydell are included on the bench as backs cover.

So far this season Melrose have been taking the league by storm. They have swept aside opposition with little difficulty. Marr, and in particular Craig, can expect a warm welcome from the home crowd as they celebrate their 140th birthday weekend.

Marr Rugby 1st XV team selection
15. Dougie Steele
14. Toby Buchanan
13. Richard Dalgleish
12. Conor Bickerstaff
11. Tom Steven
10. Craig Kolarik
9. Kaleem Baretto
1. Greg Jackson
2. James Malcolm
3. William Farquhar
4. Greg Peterson
5. Ewan Bulger
6. Mackenzie Pearce
8. Fraser Grant
7. Angus Johnston ©

Replacements/Substitutes
16. Stephen Adair
17. Chris Nisbet
18. Ross Jackson
19. Gregor Ness
20. Max Freydell

Marr Rugby 2nd XV preview: The 2s face a tricky test against improving Musselburgh knowing that on the last two encounters the visitors emerged as victors. After some good performances with the 3s in his debut season Euan McGerty is called up into the 2s where he joins a strong bench that will be needed in what is expected to be a bruising match.

Marr Rugby 2nd XV team selection:
15. Rudi Marshall
14. Stuart Howie
13. Ali Walker
12. Andrew Mill
11. Mac McInnes
10. Jack Scott
9. Ali Hazel
1. Neil Wallace
2. Ollie Rossi
3. Fraser Ferguson
4. Callum Craig
5. Adam McPherson
6. Richie McNicol
8. Josh Evans (c)
7. Kyle Vallance

Replacements/substitues
16. Mark Allison
17. Euan McGerty
18. Craig Baird
19. Callum Steel
20. Chris Galloway
21. Rory McGee


Updated 18:29 - 16 Oct 2017 by Billy Bate

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