Super 6 Preview 

Since the introduction of the Super 6, the quality of rugby in Scotland has not disappointed. This weekend offers up another set of exciting fixtures in the Forsoc Super 6, including an all Edinburgh clash between Heriots Rugby and Boroughmuir Bears, Stirling County will host Watsonians, and Ayrshire Bulls welcome Southern Knights in Ayr.  

This Saturday will see a tasty fixture between Heriots Rugby and Boroughmuir. The Edinburgh sides have struggled to make an impact on the Super 6, with Heriots and Boroughmuir sitting third and fifth respectively. Regardless of that, the tie is set to be a good clash. Boroughmuir just edged Heriots the last time the sides met in November, but, with Heriots having home advantage this time around, it is going to be a tough day for the Bears. Heriots are the only side Boroughmuir have beaten this season, so they will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend. Goldenacre has become a fortress for Heriots, and they will be seeking revenge after their 34-31 loss at Boroughmuir’s Meggetland.

Former Heriots star, Robbie Chalmers, spoke to EN4 News regarding Heriots success of recent times. “The vibe around the club has been positive all season. There is a great club atmosphere at Heriots because all the teams socialise and get on so well with each other. We have done very well so far and are sitting in a nice position towards the business end of the season. We have had a few games where we could have possibly won, but all the games are going to be tight in this league.

Chalmers also expressed his thoughts on the tight game coming up against Boroughmuir this weekend: I am sure the boys will go well this Saturday against Boroughmuir. We have made a few changes to the team from last week, but it is exciting that we can do this because our squad is so strong.” This will be an interesting fixture for Heriot’s this coming weekend. 

Watsonians will travel to Stirling on Saturday to face Stirling County. Although this is a top versus bottom clash, Stirling will have their eyes on a Super 6 upset. Watsonians have been thrilling to watch throughout the competition so far; their quick and expansive style of rugby has left opposition baffled on countless occasions. With just one loss this season – to Ayrshire Bulls – Watsonians are quickly becoming the team to beat, and Stirling County want to be the team to do it. After beating Boroughmuir on the first day of the season, Stirling have struggled to find form, drawing one and losing five of the following six games. This poor run of Stirling form has found the club rock bottom of the league. The last time the clubs met, Watsonians came out on top winning 34-22 at home. Regardless of the league standings, this will be a thrilling and high-scoring game of rugby. 

Sunday’s only game sees Southern Knights travel to Ayrshire to take on the Bulls. Ayrshire put the work in at Melrose to pip the Knights 29-10 the last time they met. It has been a mixed bag of results for Southern Knights, winning two, drawing one and losing four of the Super 6 games this season. On the other hand, Ayrshire will be looking for a bonus point win to put pressure on top place Watsonians. This will be a must-win game for Ayrshire, and a fixture that they will go into with bags of confidence. 

Scottish rugby fans will be hoping for high scoring, tense games of rugby in the Forsoc Super 6. No one can argue that the Super 6 has not been a roaring success; the enthralling games fans are witnessing throughout Scotland makes the Super 6 hard not to love. 

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