FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series | Week Four Warriors
Another closely-fought round of FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series fixtures continued the high standard of rugby in the competition so far in 2022, as the standings grew ever closer at the top of the table.
A total of 12 Glasgow Warriors pulled on their respective club colours over Round Four, with 26 tries scored across the weekend’s fixtures.
Stirling County 25-26 Boroughmuir Bears
A Friday night cracker kicked off the weekend at Bridgehaugh, as almost 2,000 people filed through the gates to watch Stirling County and Boroughmuir Bears go head to head.
Capping off a week that saw him agree a first professional contract with Glasgow Warriors, academy hooker Angus Fraser joined Euan Cunningham and Ross McKnight in the starting lineup for County.
Murphy Walker made his first appearance of the season for the home side when coming off the bench, joining academy talent Mike Gray as the Glasgow representatives amongst the replacements.
For the Bears, all three Warriors were named in the starting XV, with second-rower Hamish Bain joining an all-academy centre pairing of Robbie McCallum and Duncan Munn.
Both sides threw everything into the match, each coming away with a four-try bonus-point for their endeavours.
Whilst McKnight continued his fine run of recent form with his third try in as many matches, it was the Bears who edged to victory courtesy of a late converted try by Tom Brown.
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Southern Knights 12-62 Ayrshire Bulls
If proceedings at Bridgehaugh were decided by the narrowest of margins, then those at the Greenyards produced a far clearer winner on Saturday afternoon as Ayrshire Bulls dominated from start to finish in a rematch of the 2021 FOSROC Super6 Final.
Four Warriors lined up for the Millbrae side, with Tom Lambert joining academy prospect Rory Jackson in the Bulls pack.
Behind the scrum, Christian Townsend and Tom Jordan continued their flourishing partnership at 10 and 12, and it was that axis that proved to be the catalyst for a sparkling attacking display from the visitors.
A first-half brace from Jordan helped the Bulls to a 38-7 half-time lead, with Townsend adding five conversions to a first-half try for a personal haul of 15 points in the blowout.
The Sprint Series continues this weekend, as Boroughmuir Bears go head-to-head with Southern Knights at Meggetland on Friday night in front of the Freesports cameras.
Ayrshire Bulls then welcome Watsonians to Millbrae for a top-of-the-table clash at 2pm on Saturday, before Stirling County host Heriots at 4.30pm at Bridgehaugh.