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Marr Rugby - senior squad selections for 17 April 2018: Greenyards set to turn purple and gold while 3s face tough trip to the Bearyards

By Kevin Quinn

Marr Rugby - senior squad selections Melrose 7s

Marr Rugby - senior squad selections for 17 April 2018: Greenyards set to turn purple and gold while 3s face tough trip to the Bearyards

Aberdeen Standard Investments Melrose 7s – Round 1: Kelso RFC v Marr Rugby
BT West Reserve League 2: Allan Glen’s RFC 2s v Marr Rugby

Marr Rugby supporters will once again descend on the Greenyards to turn Melrose purple and gold as the Marr Rugby 7s squad head to the home of 7s rugby.

In the first round they play Kelso at 12:38pm and as it is a straight knockout format Marr will have to be fired up and ready to go to avoid last years exit in the first round at the hands of Kelso!

Kenny Diffenthal has been leading the coaching of the 7’s squad supported by Gregor Ness who takes up an assistant coaching role to gain valuable experience. Conor Bickerstaff captains the side on our 3rd appearance at the famous Melrose 7’s.

With a sizeable pool of players making themselves available and competing for selection, including Glasgow Warrior’s Samu Vunisa and Leila Masaga, the coaching team have had a tough challenge in making the cut. Unfortunately for us, Lelia Masaga was recalled to the Glasgow Warriors ranks for tonight’s game and therefore could not be selected. Samu will add some Fijian flair to a squad packed with power and pace.

Marr Rugby 7s squad

  1. Ross Miller
  2. Ben Johnston
  3. Angus Johnston
  4. Kaleem Barreto
  5. Conor Bickerstaff (C)
  6. Richard Dalgleish
  7. Scott Bickerstaff
  8. Samu Vunisa
  9. Gregor Paxton
  10. Toby Buchanan

There are a few spaces left on the team bus travelling to Melrose. Cost is £10 per head. Bus departs club at 8.30 am and leaves Melrose @ 8pm. If interested in a place please message Marr Rugby on Facebook

Meanwhile the fifteen a side action continues as the 3rd XV travel to play league leaders Allan Glen’s 2nd XV.

In recent weeks the 3s have been battling hard and well, delivering some impressive performances to gain deserved wins, most recently against Kilmarnock’s 2s. They will though have to dig deep as the face a formidable challenge from Allan Glen’s who are cruising through the league and will be smarting from their only loss so far – in their last home match against Kilmarnock.

Marr Rugby 3rd XV squad selection

  1. Mark Allison
  2. Sean Duff
  3. Darren Morgan
  4. Jack Strang
  5. Chris Myers
  6. John Calder
  7. Alistair Barclay
  8. Adam McPherson
  9. Rory MacColl
  10. Rudi Marshall
  11. Euan McGerty
  12. Andrew Mathieson (c)
  13. Ali Hazel
  14. Roddy Mcintyre
  15. Thomas Watkins

Replacements details to follow

Updated 10:17 - 11 Aug 2018 by Billy Bate


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