Ayr Rugby Football Club

Peter Murchie has announced four players for Slaters Menswear Player of the Month for Feb/March, selecting; Tommy Spinks, Steven Longwell, Harry Warr and Danny McCluskey.

 

With both months merged due to the International window, Ayr were in action four times over the course of Feb/March and notched up three wins, including progression to the Tennent's Premiership Final and Scottish Cup final. 

The only action of February was a Scottish Cup Quarter-Final victory over Currie Chieftains at Millbrae. March started with a 22-12 defeat to Watsonian FC, before Peter Murchie's men ended on a high with back-to-back victories over Melrose in the league and cup semi-finals. 

 

Tommy Spinks - The past two months have seen the flanker at his stunning best in pink and black, starting all four fixtures. Spinks kick-started proceedings with a try against the Chieftains, and led by example in the further three outings with his usual grunt and physicality. His stoppage time leap to steal Melrose ball in the league semi-final ignited a historic winner to keep Tennent's Premiership dreams alive. He was named Slaters Man of the Match shortly after.

Harry Warr - Since snatching his chance to start following injury to David Armstrong, Harry Warr's game has gone from strength-to-strength. The youngster started all four games over Feb/March and proved to be a cool head in some of the tightest performances of recent years. He has quickly became integral piece of the Ayr attack.

Danny McCluskey - The club vice-captain has a reputation for consistently delivering and once again receives a player of the month nomination. McCluskey's value to the squad on both attack and defence is unparalleled and the strength of Ayr's midfield has been a key contributor to keeping both league and cup dreams alive. Also starting in all four fixtures, McCluskey bagged a try against the Chieftains.

Steven Longwell - Perhaps the most devastating area of Ayr's game this year has been scrum-time and the 28-year old deserves the plaudits for that. Recently described as 'ultra-durable', the tight-head has become one of the first names on the team sheet. His ability to seamlessly change to the left-side of the scrum is testament to his versatility. He notched his sixth try of the season against Watsonian FC. 

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