Phil’s Comment on Selection
In the pack Murray McCallum is replaced by Martin Bouab and Jack Turley returns at the expense of Martin Hughes, who moves to the bench. Alex Ball gets a start at 9 with Tom Wilson not yet recovered from his ankle knock from last week. Robert Kay, John Rae and Donald Crawford come into the starting XV having impressed with the 2nd’s. Finally, Captain Carmichael moves into stand-off with Stuart Edwards unavailable.
Phil’s Comments on the Match
We are hoping the confidence we have gained from our recent victory’s will allow us to compete at the required level at the home of last year’s Champions. Ayr have had a similar start to ourselves, however since the return of George Hunter and Steven Longwell to the starting XV they now look like they are coming nicely to the boil. With the weather turning a bit wet in the West recently it may well become a war of attrition down at Millbrae. This means we will have to be clinical with any chances that arise. While at the same time having to defend clinically against the Ayr onslaught that will undoubtedly be waiting for us. A game for the purists in waiting perhaps.