Support the U18s in West Cup final!
After beating GHA 39-10 last Friday evening, the under-18 boys are gearing up for the West Regional Cup final on Thursday at Millbrae, kick-off 7.30pm, and they would dearly love a big crowd to cheer them on as they face Dumfries Saints. This is a great chance to see the future of the club in action, so don't miss out!
Ayr Ladies' under-15s and under-18s will also be trying to claim some silverware on Friday. They take on Oban High School and Community School of Auchterarder respectively in the Brewin Dolphin Bowl finals at Murrayfield. We wish them the best of luck!
The young pink and blacks are really spreading their wings of late and their success continues in international and club colours. On Friday night, Ayr Ladies' Lisa Croniken scored two tries for Scotland Women U20s in their 34-0 win against Northumbria University; and on Sunday Ayr's Calum Gaw scored a try and Matt Davidson kicked a conversion for Scotland U16s in their 56-7 victory over Newcastle.
Melrose game this Saturday
Ayr's final BT Premiership fixture will take place this Saturday at the Greenyards after two postponements due to key members of the Melrose squad being called up for under-20s international duty. This means the play-off semi-finals will take place on Saturday 4th April, with the final on Saturday 25th April.
Pre-match lunches will be available at the Greenyards. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Entry to the match will be 2-for-1 for adults and free for under-18s.
Wins for Millbrae, U18s and U16s
The men's and women's teams may have had their matches cancelled this weekend, but there was plenty of pink and black action elsewhere. Millbrae beat Lanark 17-14, whilst the under-18s and under-16s progressed to the semi-final stages of their respective West Cup competitions.
Mark Conlan and Paddy Dewhirst scored tries, with Gregor Paxton claiming a hat-trick, and Johnny McCorkindale added a conversion and a penalty for the under-18s in their 30-12 win against West of Scotland. It was a closer match for the under-16s, as they overcame a tough Hamilton 22-19.
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!
Fourth POTM for Rosco
Ross Curle has been voted Ayr's player of the month for February, the fourth time the mercurial stand-off/centre has topped our online poll. He ran away with an overwhelming 40% of the vote after two dominant displays in the pink and black shirt last month.
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 email@example.com
Youth rugby contact - Stephen Field 07793555946 firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's rugby contact - Stuart Fenwick 07736320624 Stuart.Fenwick@south-ayrshire.gov.uk