How Stirling County can go top of FOSROC Super6 against Boroughmuir Bears

Stirling County could go top of the FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series table this evening if they can defeat the Boroughmuir Bears at Bridgehaugh (7.45pm, live on FreeSports).

Since a tight opening round loss to Watsonians Rugby, County have bounced back with victories over the Ayrshire Bulls and the Southern Knights.

They are currently two points behind leaders Watsonians and level on points with Heriot’s Rugby, but a positive result in this home game would see them hit the summit, at least until Saturday afternoon.

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For this game, young Ben Salmon comes in to replace Walter Fifita on the wing and there is an all-new starting front-row with George Breese, Angus Fraser and Callum Norrie at one, two and three respectively.

Stirling County head coach Ben Cairns during last weekend's match against Southern Knights at The Greenyards. (Photo by Paul Devlin / SNS Group)

“The Bears are yet to pick up their first win, but have been competitive in all three rounds so far, so we expect it to be another tight contest this time around,” County head coach Ben Cairns said.

Boroughmuir are winless and fifth in the table, but as Cairns said they have not been blown away by anyone yet.

Trystan Andrews, one of the star players in 2021, is back from injury to start at No.8 to give the visitors a boost.

Liam McConnell, 17, has impressed in training during his time with the Bears and could debut off the bench.

Boroughmuir head coach Graham Shiel said: “Bridgehaugh is always a tough venue to play at and the squad knows how big an effort is required to compete in this one.”

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