U16s share National Youth Cup
Ayr U16s 17 Stirling County U16s 17
Ayr and Stirling County under-16 boys each played their part in a thrilling National Youth Cup final at Murrayfield on Sunday. They were neck-and-neck the whole way and with seven minutes remaining, it was 14-14 before both sides rustled up three more points to share the trophy. Well done to all players, coaches and parents from everyone at Millbrae!
Second XV record big win in Aberdeen
Aberdeen Grammar 2nd XV 0 Ayr 2nd XV 59
It's been a difficult season for Ayr's second XV with postponed and rearranged matches and some disappointing losses. But they ran wild in Aberdeen on Saturday afternoon, triumphing 0-59 against Grammar's second XV.
It's been a busy weekend for several past and present Millbrae men, with Craig Gossman, Fergus Scott and Fraser Watt pulling on the dark blue jersey for Scotland Club XV's loss to the English Counties on Friday night; Mark Bennett scoring a scintillating try for Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday afteroon; and Pat MacArthur, Murray McConnell, Will Bordill and D'arcy Rae playing for Glasgow Warriors against Munster on Saturday evening.
Nail-biting win against Heriot's
Ayr 25 Heriot's 23
Ayr and Heriot's tusseled until the final whistle on Ladies' Day at Millbrae, with the men in pink and black pipping the visitors to the post. Tries from Ross Curle and Stuart Fenwick, as well as five penalties by Curle, claimed the victory for Ayr. Read the match report here and view Alan Graham's photos here.
It was another difficult afternoon for the second XV, as they were beaten 0-38 by their Heriot's counterparts, whilst the under-18s were knocked out of the National Youth Cup semi-finals by Jed Thistle.
Dunny and Davie share January POTM
Flanker Andrew Dunlop and scrum-half David Armstrong share the January player of the month award after they each secured 17% of the online vote. It's the first POTM award for Dunlop and the second for Armstrong, after he tied with Blair Macpherson at the start of the season. Well done to both!
PLAY RUGBY AT AYR RFC
Ayr has a long and proud tradition of rugby for all, young, old, male and female. Our men's first XV has nurtured the talents of four Scottish international players recently in Gordon Reid, Pat MacArthur, Mark Bennett and Finn Russell. We have a close connection with Glasgow Warriors, with Al Kellock, James Eddie and Dougie Hall, to name but a few, all having donned the pink and black shirt in the past few seasons, as well as our own players training with the Scotstoun side.
There is also a men's second XV and de facto third XV in the shape of Millbrae RFC. The youth section is thriving, with teams from P1s and P2s all the way up to under-18s, as well as girls under-15s and under-18s. The ladies' section is on the rise and currently plays in the BT Women's National League Division 1. Ayr Ladies players Megan Thomson, Lisa Croniken and Emily Irving have represented Scotland under-20s and Irving has one senior cap.
Senior rugby contact - Calum Forrester 07752552972 firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth rugby contact - Stephen Field 07793555946 email@example.com
Women's rugby contact - Stuart Fenwick 07736320624 Stuart.Fenwick@south-ayrshire.gov.uk