It’s been a few weeks since we last reported on Super Six and in that time there have been a few developments. Firstly the fixtures have now been released and can be seen in full at:
The matches are split across the whole weekend including Friday evenings so there will indeed be conflict with Pro14 matches and club and school fixtures etc. but it’s hard to see when else they could be played.
BBC Scotland have also been brought on board with one match every weekend (the Sunday match) being broadcast live on the BBC Scotland sport Website. This is a good thing for coverage of the game in this country, and has a feel of the old Rugby Special about it!
The inaugural Super Six final will be broadcast live on BBC Scotland TV the weekend of 27-29 March 2020.
There has also been some signing and naming news from the clubs.
Stirling County have decided that their team will be known as ….. Stirling County. They have also announced a raft of players. Adam Wood, George Arnott, Ross Bundy, Murphy Walker, Cameron Henderson, Grant Hughes, Andrew Goudie, Andrew Mclean, Billy Dineen, Logan Trotter, James Pow, and Reyner Kennedy all of who were County players last season.
Recently released from Edinburgh, Sean Kennedy has also joined County on a partnership deal with Glasgow Warriors. It remains to be seen how his time will be split.
Warriors utility man Pete Horne has also agreed to join the coaching team at Bridgehaugh.
Boroughmuir’s Super Six team will be known as Boroughmuir Bears. The logo for this side is, well, a bear, but with the tag line – “Grizzly opponents since 1919” below it, for a bit of fun.
Ayr will be Ayrshire Bulls and to mark the occasion of their re-branding they announced that Japan hopeful and current Scottish Internationalist Gordon Reid will be joining them in a move to spend more time in Scotland with his family while still keeping at least one foot in rugby boots.
Frazer Climo who has been an Ayr regular for the past 4 seasons has also been confirmed as joining the Super Six side as both player and skills coach.
Melrose have gone full tilt boogie and re-branded their Super Six side as Southern Knights and intimated this with a very professional, if somewhat cheesy, promo video that seeks to explain the name. The construction of their 3G pitch at the Greenyards continues.
Heriots – no news
Watsonians – are retaining the status quo with regard to the name of their Super Six side. They have also revealed that Edinburgh and Scotland tighthead WP Nel will be on the coaching team.
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