Grant MacDonald back as GHA seek first league win

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GHA are boosted by the return of key forward Grant MacDonald as they go in search of their first RBS National League win of the season this afternoon at home to Selkirk.

Since promotion the Braidholm outfit have lost to Stewart’s Melville and Peebles and they will be keen to get their first victory under their belts.

MacDonald made an instant impact after leaving school for GHA’s first XV in 2012-13 to help them win RBS Championship A and was named the division’s player of the year at the end of the campaign.

He was frustrated to miss out on his first two games at this level, but now recovered to full fitness he will start at No 8 with Ryan Jenkins and Alan Auld also in the back-row.

Selkirk travel to Glasgow also looking for their first win but without skipper Andrew Renwick who was red carded against Watsonians last week, centre Ross Nixon leading the team.

Kiwi Ricky Fluhler makes his Selkirk debut in the second-row with Mike Davies taking over at scrum-half from Michael McVie who has broken his thumb.

At the other end of the table leaders Watsonians make one change as they prepare to welcome winless Biggar to Myreside.

Ramsay Young makes his first top team start on the wing after two tries off the bench against Selkirk. Jack Ferguson drops to the bench.

Third and second meet at Meggetland when Boroughmuir entertain Dundee HSFP while Kelso, who have made a good start to the season, are at home to Hillhead/Jordanhill at Poynder Park.

Fresh from their first win of the season last week, Peebles are on the road to Inverleith to take on Stewart’s Melville.