Ayr Rugby Football Club

Second-rower Rob McAlpine and utility back Matt Davidson will leave the club this summer.

Rob, who has been Ayr's marquee line-out technician since joining in 2014, has been relocated to London for work. The 6"7' lock has been an influential cog in the pack over the last few seasons and was paramount in the BT Premiership triumph in 2017.

Matt, who is a product of Ayr's mini and youth sections, joins London Scottish. The youngster returned to Millbrae last year after schooling at Merchiston Castle and became a dependable option for the 1st XV at both centre and wing. His great club form was mimicked at age-grade level where he performed for Scotland U-19s.

We wish both players the best of luck in their future endeavours.

Rob and Matt join Scott Sutherland, George Hunter, Robin Hislop and George Stokes on the 2018 leavers list.

Photos: George McMillian