Friday, 3 March 2017
Ayr v Jed-Forest preview
The Borderers are the only BT National League Division 1 side to make it to the last eight of the national competition this season and will be keen to represent their league and show the BT Premiership leaders what they can do.
Ayr are ready for the challenge after a good week of training, and head coach Calum Forrester knows the threat the Riverside team pose.
"They have a pack of hard-nosed forwards and a talented back-line that boasts international experience throughout."
The squad features an extended number of replacements as it is a cup tie. Winger Jamie Bova is included in the starting line-up after some try-scoring appearances from the bench, with Danny McCluskey moving to inside centre to cover for the unavailable Ross Curle.
15. Grant Anderson; 14. Jamie Bova, 13. Archie Russell, 12. Danny McCluskey, 11. Craig Gossman; 10. Frazier Climo, 9. David Armstrong; 1. George Hunter, 2. Lewis Anderson, 3. Steven Longwell; 4. Robert McAlpine, 5. Scott Sutherland; 6. Blair Macpherson, 7. Will Bordill, 8. Pete McCallum (c).
16. David Young, 17. Adam Prentice, 18. Craig Stevenson, 19. Gregor Henry, 20. Harry Warr, 21. Graham Hunter, 22. Richard Dalgleish.
Kick-off 3pm. Follow the scores live via Twitter.
**Please note that as this is a BT Cup game, it is £10 for adults (including club members), with U18s free and no concessions. Prices have been set by Scottish Rugby with the agreement of the clubs, and the revenue generated by admission will be split between Ayr and Jed-Forest.**