Ayr Rugby Football Club

Scotland Club XV Head Coach Rob Chrystie has announced his squad for Friday's encounter with Ireland Club XV and has included six Ayr players.

In the pack Steven Longwell wears the no. 3 jersey with Rob McAlpine in the second row. Blair Macpherson is at blindside flanker and Ayr captain Pete McCallum starts in his familiar number eight jersey.

In the backs Craig Gossman starts on the wing. Scott Lyle has received a late call-up to the squad and is on the bench.

The game kicks-off at Dubarry Park Friday 23 February at 7.30pm

Squad: F. Thompson (C)(Melrose), J. Edmunds (Boroughmuir), R. Curle (Stirling County), R. Nelson (Currie Chieftains), C. Gossman (AYR), C. Jackson (Melrose), C. Shiel (Currie Chieftains); S. Muir (Hawick), R. Anderson (Melrose), S. Longwell (AYR), I. Moody (Melrose), R. McAlpine (AYR), B. Macpherson (AYR), J. Turley (Heriots), P. McCallum (AYR).

Subs: M. Lines (Heriots), N. Beavon (Melrose), S. Cessford (Heriots), R. Leishman (Stirling County), R. Drummond (Watsonians), M. McAndrew (Melrose), S. Lyle (AYR), G.Taylor (Melrose).