Ayr Rugby Football Club

Ayr are refreshed and recharged after the festive break and will need to be on their guard against Selkirk on Saturday at Millbrae in the final home game of the BT Premiership.


The hosts are determined to stay at the top of the table and secure a home play-off with only three league fixtures left, while the visitors, whose relegation has already been confirmed, will want to sign off their campaign with a strong performance.

'Selkirk will be coming with a point to prove and nothing to lose, so we expect a tough battle,' says Ayr head coach Calum Forrester.  'But we are looking forward to welcoming them and playing in front of a home crowd again.'

In the squad, James Malcolm starts at hooker after some heartening appearances for Glasgow Warriors.  Will Bordill and Archie Russell return from injury at openside flanker and outside centre respectively.

Ayr:
15. Grant Anderson; 14. Richard Dalgleish, 13. Archie Russell, 12. Ross Curle (c), 11. Craig Gossman; 10. Frazier Climo, 9. David Armstrong; 1. George Hunter, 2. James Malcolm, 3.D'arcy Rae; 4. Rob McAlpine, 5. Scott Sutherland; 6. Blair Macpherson, 7. Will Bordill, 8. Pete McCallum.

Replacements:
16. Lewis Anderson, 17. Steven Longwell, 18. Andrew Dunlop, 19. Jack Preston, 20. Cameron Taylor.

Selkirk:
15. Dashton Wellman; 14. Scott Hendrie, 13. Craig MacDougall, 12. Ross Nixon (c), 11. Darren Clapperton; 10. Rory Banks, 9. Scott Tough; 1. Lwando Mabenge, 2. Damian Byrne, 3. Fabian Tetart; 4. Peter Forrest, 5. Jordan McGowan; 6. Ewan MacDougall, 7. Leon Du Plessis, 8. Callum Marshall.

Replacements:
16. Frazer Anderson, 17. Dave Allan, 18. Cata Graur, 19. Scott McClymont, 20. Michael Davies.

Kick-off 3pm!  Follow the scores live on Twitter.

Ayr 2nd XV v Edinburgh Accies 2nd XV kicks off at 2pm at Millbrae and scores will be updated live via the Ultimate Rugby app.

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