Head Coach Fergus Pringle selects the matchday 23...
Watsonians Rugby Head Coach Fergus Pringle has named the matchday 23 for the FOSROC Super6 2021 opener away to the Ayrshire Bulls on Sunday (1.30pm, live on FreeSports).
Stand-off Lee Millar will captain the team at Millbrae with hooker Cal Davies as vice-captain and they are joined by fellow 2019/20 squad members Jamie Forbes, Lomond Macpherson, Lewis Berg, Harry Fisher, Michael Badenhorst and Harrison Courtney in the starting XV.
New boys Dominic Coetzer, Harvey Elms, Sam Daly, Karl Main and Kwagga Van Niekerk also start along with Reiss Cullen, who previously played for WFC, and Angus Williams, who joined just before lockdown.
The bench features Ross Graham, Kieran Watt, Campbell Wilson and Murray Scott alongside new boys Matias Sonzogni Argiro, Stevie Longwell, Luis Ball and Scott King.
Scotland under-20 centre King is a late addition to the squad for the season to replace Angus Guthrie who suffered a long term injury in a friendly against Heriot's Rugby.
Head Coach Fergus Pringle said: "It’s a bit surreal that we are actually kicking off the FOSROC Super6 competition this weekend after going 16 months without any competitive rugby. There is a real excitement and buzz to get going.
"Ayr are always a tough test and not only have they got a quality squad, they have also put together a very good coaching team. We’re looking forward to the challenge and we know there will be a big step up from pre-season games to the real thing."
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