1st XV play Ayr at Malleny tomorrow, Saturday 17th November.

Please be sure to be pitch side before 2:30 for a minutes remembrance of Campbell Reynolds.

 

COACHES COMMENTS ON SELECTION

There is a timely return for our co-captain Fergus Scott and lock Vince Wright who have been out all season. They come straight into start, Scott McGinley moves to the bench with Wallace Nelson and Campbell Wilson the unfortunate men to miss out. Fraser Watt also misses out through the injury he sustained in the warm up vs Boroughmuir so Matias Argiro starts. The backline sees one change with Roan Frostwick given the opportunity to start having impressed both off the bench and in training.

COACHES COMMENTS ON THE MATCH

It’s been a difficult couple of weeks with a poor performance versus Boroughmuir followed by the tragic and sudden passing of our scrum coach and Chairman of the Rugby Board, Campbell Reynolds. Big Cam had a massive effect on the club as a whole and in particular on a number of our young players who came through the youth section with Cam as their Colts coach. As Fergus Scott has said he not only taught them about rugby he “taught young players discipline, respect and hard work” values at the core of what Currie Chieftains are all about.

Whilst the focus at the club hasn’t been completely on rugby over the last couple of weeks we have managed to get in a couple of real quality sessions in the lead up to what is a huge match for both sides. Ayr know how to win games of rugby, they have shown great consistency this season both at home and away with only one blip versus Watsonians a few weeks ago. We know it’s going to be a massive challenge, but one we are looking forward to. The weather looks pretty favourable, Ayr generally bring a good travelling support and with a 2.30pm kick-off, for those not going to Murrayfield, it’s the perfect opportunity to double up with a top-class club game followed by the Scotland international in the club house. Malleny should be buzzing on Saturday and I can think of no better tribute to Big Cam.