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Marr Rugby - senior squad selections for 9 December 2017

1 year ago By Kevin Quinn

Marr Rugby - senior squad selections

Marr Rugby - senior squad selections for 9 December 2017

Saturday 9 December 2017 (2.00pm kick offs)

BT Premiership: Marr Rugby v Hawick RFC
BT National Reserve 2: GHA RFC v Marr Rugby
BT West Reserve League 2: Whitecraigs RFC 2s v Marr Rugby

1s on
2s off
3s tbc

It’s an important Saturday for Marr Rugby’s 1s and 2s as they face fixtures where the results may have a significant impact on how the rest of the season will unfold for all four teams involved.

Sitting in second spot in the league, the 2s head for Braidholm to face third placed and hard chasing GHA knowing that they need to maintain their good run of results and keep the pressure on in the chase for the top spot.

Meanwhile at Fullarton the Green machine arrives in the form of a resurgent Hawick side, buoyed by their win last weekend, and who will see Marr as fair game to help get them up the league table. Marr’s players and coaches will not be minded to do Hawick any favour and with no quarter given on the field and a very vocal support for both sides we expect a frantic and noisy afternoon.

The final fixture sees the 3s on the road to West Lodge to play Whitecraigs 2s.

With the after effects of storm Caroline and incoming weather front that is bringing winter rugby for the weekend please keep watching the website, Facebook page and twitter for any updates re all three fixtures. West Lodge has recently had a run of match postponements due to waterlogged or frozen pitches. Today Fullarton was fine…

Marr Rugby 1st XV preview: (match sponsor George McLachlan supporting Heartstart Ayrshire
While Marr Rugby were suffering disappointment at Goldenacre, Hawick were celebrating their first win of the season after comfortably defeating Stirling County. The results saw Hawick narrow the gap points and for both sides a win will be a significant step in the battle for league position.

Marr know they have to reduce their error count and convert pressure into points. While the availability of Conor and Scott Bickerstaff will add to their cutting edge they know well that Hawick’s pack and backline pose a real attacking threat, especially from talisman Bruce McNeil, who, on his day, is a potential match winner.

Marr Rugby 1st XV team selection
15. Dougie Steele
14. Scott Bickerstaff
13. Richard Dalgleish
12. Conor Bickerstaff
11. Tom Steven
10. Craig Kolarik
9. Kaleem Baretto
1. William Farquhar
2. Ollie Rossi
3. Fraser Watt
4. Ewan Bulger
5. Kyle Hatherall
6. Mackenzie Pearce
8. Ross Miller
7. Angus Johnston ©

16. Stephen Adair
17. Greg Jackson
18. Ross Jackson
19. Max Feydell
20. Gregor Paxton

Marr Rugby 2nd XV preview:
NOTE - fixture to be played at Hutchison Grammar's pitches

This fixture, which was re-arranged from 4 November due to waterlogged pitches at Braidholm, will be a real test for Marr Rugby’s 2s as they try to maintain their good run of performances and results. With only five points separating the teams the winner will take a big step to consolidating into second place in the league and then tracking down leaders Hawick. GHA will be confident having last week demolished Boroughmuir and an unbeaten home record. Marr know that they will have to step up their already good level of performance to bring home a result.

Marr Rugby 2nd XV team selection from

  • Rudi Marshall
  • Ry McInnes
  • Chris Galloway
  • Ali Walker
  • Jack Scott
  • Andrew Mill
  • Mac McInnes
  • Rory McGee
  • Ali Hazel
  • Finlay Hazel
  • Josh Evans (c)
  • Kyle Vallance
  • Calum Steel
  • Danny Clark
  • Adam McPherson
  • Ewan McGerty
  • Callum Craig
  • Danny McCulloch
  • Richard McNicol
  • Neil Walllace
  • Mark Allison

Marr Rugby 3rd XV preview: The 3s are desperate to finally get a match played after a frustrating break caused by a mixture of the international and weather related cancellations. The team has been training hard and when playing performing well. Whitecraigs are having their best season but Marr clubs of all levels know that any visit to West Lodge is a battle.

Marr Rugby 3rd XV team selection
1. Paul Bray
2. Neil Campion
3. Sean Duff
4. Jack Strang
5. Darren Morgan
6. Jason Doolan
7. Alistair Barclay
8. Chris Myers
9. Martin McMillan
10. Andrew Mathieson
11. Andy Dunlop
12. Marty Emslie
13. Shaun Fallows
14. Lochlann Mcgregor
15. Thomas Watkins
Replacements/Substitutes to follow

Updated 22:41 - 14 Dec 2017 by Billy Bate


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