Ayr Rugby Football Club

On Saturday Ayr will look to win their eighth game in a row to start the season- sailing into uncharted territory for the pink and black. In the premiership era Ayr's best start to a campaign came in 2011 when they won seven-in-a-row, so tomorrow could prove to be a historic afternoon for Peter Murchie's men.

Standing in their way is Glasgow Hawks.

They say a wounded animal is dangerous, and with Hawks' backed against the wall Ayr will need to be tentative in approach. The closest Ayr have to a Premiership derby, they know Hawks will want to end their home woes and look for their first win of the season at Balgray.

There is two changes in the backline with Warrior Paddy Kelly returning and Jamie Bova in for the rested Kyle Rowe.

In the pack Fosroc Stage Three Scottish Rugby Academy Player's Robbie Smith and Marshall Sykes are back in the fold after a weekend off. 

Alfie North retains his position in the engine room with David Corbenici shifted to blindside flanker.

Cameron Reece, Alex McGuire and Ollie Smith drop to the bench.

Head Coach Peter Murchie comes into the contest both confident and wary, knowing they will need to approach the game with the correct mindset to leave Balgray unscathed: "We know that we will have to be at our best as Hawks are a dangerous team that can score from anywhere, we need to physically impose ourselves on the game and have the correct attitude from the off".

 

1XV: G. Anderson, R. Nairn, P. Kelly, S. McDowall, J. Bova, F. Climo, D. Armstrong; R. Sayce, R. Smith, S. Longwell, M. Sykes, A. North, D. Corbenici, G. Henry, B. Macpherson (C).

Subs: A. McGuire, E. McLaren, C. Reece, H. Warr, O. Smith.