Ayr Rugby Football Club

This weekend Ayr are on the road to the borders where they face Hawick at Mansfield Park. 

 

It has been a tough campaign so far for the green machine with them still - theoretically - in danger of a relegation finish. They sit third bottom with three fixtures left to go in the regular season. 

Although underdogs on paper, George Graham will look for a reaction from his men after a disappointing defeat last week to bottom-placed Edinburgh Accies. A 37-7 triumph marked Accies first win of the season so far.

Throughout the years Hawick have proven to be a deferent beast in front of a passionate Mansfield and Ayr will know how unforgiving they can be on home soil after a Quarter-Final cup defeat last season. 

The most recent meeting between the sides came in October at Millbrae. A youthful home side took to the field and showed boundless amounts of poise and composure to run out 42-7 winners. Scores on the day came from Gregor Henry, Stafford McDowall (2), Robbie Nairn, David Corbenici and Grant Anderson.

The starting XV remains unchanged from the side that found victory over Boroughmuir last weekend. 

Joining Warriors Paddy Kelly and Rory Hughes is Robbie Nairn, who comes onto the bench. 

Euan McLaren also joins the bench after a man-of-the-match performance last weekend for the 2XV.

The 2XV are also in action at Mansfield when they take on their Hawick counterparts. The squad is still TBC.

If you can't make the journey to the borders you can follow the action every step of the way on Twitter @OfficialAyrRFC.

 

1XV: Anderson, Dewhirst, Kelly, McCluskey, Hughes, Climo, Warr; Sayce, MacArthur, Longwell, North, Morrice, Spinks, McCallum (C), Macpherson.

Subs: McGuire, McClaren, Corbenici, Rademaker, Nairn.