Ayr Rugby Football Club

It has been two weeks since the men of Millbrae were last in action and the BT Cup Quarter-Finals await them this Saturday.

Hawick are the challengers and with an incredible run of form behind them it will be no mean feat to get one over on the Green Machine at Mansfield Park.

The two sides have already clashed in the BT Premiership this season back in October when Ayr picked up a 19-32 away win. Since then, a change in backroom staff has propelled Hawick up the table- transforming them from relegation favourites to a feared outfit.

Ayr's road to BT Murrayfield started in November. In near monsoon conditions Ayr and Currie Chieftains had to battle the elements just as much as each other. Currie were sharp and lead for most of the game but a try at the death from Steven Longwell snatched a 26-22 victory.

The starting backs remain unchanged from the BT Premiership clash against Heriots two weeks ago, with the pack having a reshuffle. Rob McAlpine comes back from injury and replaces the injured Blair Macpherson. George Hunter moves to blindside flanker with Tommy Spinks moving to seven.

With extra options on the bench for cup matches Forrester has called up a couple of the 2nd XV players who have impressed in recent weeks. Jonny McCorkindale and James Armstrong are wearing the 21 and 22 jerseys respectively and will make their debut if used.

1st XV Squad: G. Anderson, Davidson, McCluskey, Climo, Gossman, Lyle, Armstrong; Hislop, L. Anderson, Longwell, Sutherland, McAlpine, Hunter, Spinks, McCallum (C).

Subs: Sayce, Badenhorst, Agnew, Stokes, Warr, McCorkindale, Armstrong.

The action kicks-off at Mansfield Park at 2.30pm and you can follow the action every step of the way on Twitter @OfficialAyrRFC.