FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series | Week Two Warriors
The 2022 FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series continued at pace over the weekend, as the competition continued to rack up the tries in an entertaining second round of fixtures.
Across the senior squad and FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy, 15 players from Glasgow Warriors pulled on their respective Super6 side’s jersey on a highly competitive weekend.
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Boroughmuir Bears 22-38 Heriots
The second round of fixtures kicked off at Meggetland on Friday night, as a Boroughmuir Bears squad containing four Glasgow representatives welcomed Heriots for a clash in front of the Freesports cameras.
Senior professional Hamish Bain lined up in the second-row for the men in green and blue, with Gregor Brown continuing his return from long-term injury by lining up on the blindside.
Scotland U20 captain Rhys Tait joined Brown in the back-row, whilst Robbie McCallum lined up at inside centre after a try-scoring display last time out.
Despite Tait driving over for a try just after half-time, it would ultimately be the visitors who took the victory, with the Bears claiming a four-try bonus-point as consolation on the night.
Stirling County 33-24 Ayrshire Bulls
A total of 11 Glasgow representatives were on show at Bridgehaugh on Saturday afternoon, as Stirling County turned in an impressive performance to get the better of defending FOSROC Super6 champions Ayrshire Bulls.
International duo Grant Stewart and Enrique Pieretto joined Scotland U20 second-rower Alex Samuel in the Bulls pack, with loose-head Tom Lambert coming off the bench for the men in pink and black.
Behind the scrum, Christian Townsend and Tom Jordan combined at fly-half and inside centre respectively, as Finlay Callaghan completing the Glasgow contingent in a team also including Jordan Lenac at scrum-half.
Stirling were able to call upon the services of Tongan international Walter Fifita in their matchday 23, the winger joining Scottish Rugby Academy duo Angus Fraser and Ross McKnight in the starting lineup.
Euan Cunningham came off the bench to make it a quartet of Glasgow players in the red, white and black, in what proved to be a highly-entertaining encounter.
An early breakaway score by McKnight gave County the lead, Stewart responding for the Bulls and Townsend adding the conversion.
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In the end, though, the home side pulled away from their visitors, with Fifita crashing over for a late try to put the result beyond doubt.
The Sprint Series continues this coming weekend, with County travelling to Melrose to take on the Southern Knights in this Friday’s televised clash on Freesports.
The Bears then host Watsonians in the early kick-off on Saturday, before the Bulls welcome Heriots to Millbrae.
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