Ayr Rugby Football Club

It's another big weekend for Ayrshire rugby as Marr and Ayr face-off in Scotland's premier club competition.

The two sides have already clashed this season back in October when Ayr cruised to a 6-19 victory at Fullerton. Ayr's points came from a penalty try and four penalties from Scott Lyle. Now it is our turn to host the derby and unlike in the first test, form is on our side.

We go into this game undefeated in 2018 and in the hunt for an all important home semi-final spot. We started the new year by toppling then-undefeated Melrose away at the Greenyards, and backed it up with a win at Bridgehaugh over Stirling County. It has been a tougher few weeks for Marr who started the new year with a 64-5 loss to Watsonians. Last weekend they also suffered a blow as they lost at Fullerton 12-20 to Boroughmuir. The result meant Marr and Boroughmuir swapped league position with Marr now bottom of the pack.

For both sides every point is now vital. There is only four games left to end the regular season and Marr will be hell-bent on staying up. For Ayr, we need to capitalise on every opportunity to chip away at Curries three point lead and finish in that all-important second spot.

The match kicks-off at 3pm. If you can't make it to Millbrae you can follow the action every step of the way on Twitter.

The 2nd XV are also in action at Millbrae tomorrow. Kicking-off at the earlier time of 2pm, they host Hamilton 2s and will be looking to get back to winning ways after two narrow defeats in a row.

Ayr 1XV: G. Anderson, Lyle, McCluskey, McDowall, Gossman, Climo, Armstrong; Hunter, Smith, Longwell, Macpherson, Sutherland, Spinks, Stokes, McCallum (C).

Subs: L. Anderson, Hislop, Grant, Agnew, Nairn

Ayr 2XV: Dewhirst, Gray, McCorkindale, Graham, Bova, Davidson, Warr (C); Paterson, Collier, Sayce, Badenhorst, A. Miller, Brown, Rae, Reece

Subs: F. Miller, Richardson, Howie, Hamilton, Young, Pinkerton, Howard.