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Currie's Fergus Scott. Pic: SNS/SRU

Premiership Round-up: Currie edge thriller

Co-captain Fergus Scott scored the winning try with five minutes to go as Currie Chieftains defeated Tennent’s Premiership leaders Ayr 24-23 yesterday to honour the memory of Campbell Reynolds in style.

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Ayr's Tommy Spinks takes a line out. Pic: SNS/SRU/Bruce White

Ayr 38 - 17 Melrose: Unbeaten Ayr go top

Two late tries may have skewed the final result somewhat, but there is no doubt Ayr deserved to triumph in this wonderfully-entertaining Tennent’s Premiership match of the day. They now top the table, the only unbeaten side of the ten.

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Frazier Climo in action for Ayr. Pic: SNS/SRU

Ayr 43 - 15 Stirling County

A barn-storming second-half show, in which they scored 26 unanswered points, carried Ayr to victory – even though the hosts were lucky to still be in the contest at the interval.

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Retiring South Africa winger Bryan Habana. Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Allan Massie: Super 6 ticked boxes but it’s an opportunity missed

Response to this week’s news about the SRU’s “Super 6” must surely be “we’ll have to wait and see”. No doubt the members of the panel, chaired by Sir Bill Gammell, who had the task of assessing the twelve bidding clubs, and selecting the Six that will set sail on the uncharted ocean of officially approved semi-pro rugby, will have adhered scrupulously to the criteria they were handed. Nevertheless, it seems wrong – even ridiculous – that three of the “chosen six” are Edinburgh clubs, that there is no Glasgow one, and that Stirling County is the most northerly club selected. For years we have bewailed the narrow base of Scottish rugby. Now Ayr is to be the only Super 6 club more than a drive and a chip from Murrayfield. This is a weird way to grow the game.

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