Ayr Rugby Football Club

On Tuesday Gregor Townsend selected his match day 23 for Saturday's Nat West Six Nations opener against Wales. Included in the starting lineup were some familiar faces with the likes of Gordon Reid, Finn Russell and Ali Price all involved.

The U20s Scotland squad was also announced, and just like the senior squad, a streak of Pink and Black strengthens the team. Three current Ayr players have been selected with Paddy Dewhirst, Robbie Smith and Stafford McDowall all starting.

Robbie Smith has also been given the nod to captain the side with Ayr teammate Stafford McDowall as his vice.

Captain Smith starts at hooker with his vice McDowall at inside centre. Paddy Dewhirst starts at full-back.

Ayr President Billy McHarg outlined his delight with the news saying: "It is a real honour for Ayr RFC to have three players selected and for Robbie to be captain, we wish them all the best".

The match kicks-off at 8.15pm on Friday Night at Parc Eirias and is live on BBC2 Wales.

Photo- George McMillian

Callum Kerr