TEAM NEWS | Boroughmuir Bears V Heriot’s Rugby | 29TH APRIL 2023

Heriot’s Rugby continue their Sprint 2023 campaign tomorrow as they make the short journey to Meggetland to face Boroughmuir Bears for Round 4 of the FOSROC Super Series Sprint.

Coaches Comments:


A decent reshuffle again this week as we continue to test different partnerships and rotate the squad. In the backs, Aidan Boyle drops out of the 23 with James Couper (Sponsored by Keegan & Pennykid) earning his 2nd start of the season. The 9 & 10 combination of Cam Jones and Bruce Houston (Sponsored by The Cruickshank Family), that has worked so well for Edinburgh A over the last couple of weeks, are back with us this week. Ross Jones is unavailable and Euan McAra drops to the bench.


In the pack, Chris Keen returns having missed last weekend and Euan McLaren rotates in for Cairn Ramsay after impressing off the bench last week. Euan McVie drops back to the bench with Charlie Jupp (Sponsored by Morph Costumes) moving to the 2nd row and Wallace Nelson (Sponsored by A&J Nelson) coming in for a deserved start at 6. Callum Anderson (Sponsored by The Grunions) regains the 8 jersey with Ruairidh Leishman unavailable.


Cammy Fenton and Ben Evans (Sponsored by Vermilion) return to the squad and are on the bench.


There was a lot to like about last weekend’s performance against one of the best sides in the competition. We could not fault the groups effort and attitude, we made 100 more tackles than our opposition and managed to hang on for what could be a significant 3 points. However, we were disappointed with our lack of control, discipline and execution at key times and that is something we will look to improve this weekend.


This week, the challenge for us is to see whether we can go away from home for the first time and play with the same energy and commitment levels we produced last weekend.


The Bears will be hugely buoyed by their fantastic win over the Bulls last time out. They are a really cohesive group and that ability to stay in the fight and continue to scrap for each other was massive in their win. Our ability to dictate the tempo and execute our game plan will be huge if we are to get anything out of the game.



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