Callum Kerr


It’s finals week for the Ayrshire Bulls who take on the Southern Knights this Sunday for FOSROC Super6 glory. With the conclusion of the regular season the two sides lead the pack and will meet at the DAM Health Stadium to determine who’ll be crowned the league’s first-ever champions. The match kicks off at 13.30.

The Bulls qualify in second place, after dropping off the top spot in yesterday’s disappointing defeat to Watsonians at Myreside. They won’t have much time to lick their wounds, with the season finale fast approaching.

(Image – Pete Horne was at the helm on Sunday with Pat MacArthur unable to Travel)

Reflecting on the weekend’s defeat, assistant coach Peter Horne urged that there were valuable takeaways from the match: “Look there are some good lessons that we can learn that’ll be really fitting going into (the final) next week…


“Our physicality wasn’t quite there and that’s something we pride ourselves on. We were second best all the time… Last week’s win against the Knights was so physical and that’s where we need to be to beat them. We will certainly review some of it, dust ourselves off, then get ready to go!”


Despite yesterday’s loss, Pat MacArthur’s men will go into the game confident of a result, having beaten the Southern Knights as early as two weeks ago. That match however unfolded in the comfort of Millbrae, whereas this one is in the neutral setting of Edinburgh Rugby’s newly erected Stadium.


Ayr currently hold the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup titles, having won them before the introduction of the new part-time professional Super6 league in 2019. Adding Sunday’s trophy to the cabinet would mean a clean sweep of Scottish Rugby’s top honours.


Ayr Rugby has a rich history of travelling to the capital for finals day and the Bulls will hope for a sea of pink to welcome them on Sunday. Tickets for both the game and supporters buses can be booked on the links below.


The match is also being broadcast live on FreeSports (Sky Channel 422) for those who can’t make the trip east.


There’s also Rugby action on Saturday at Millbrae, with the Club XV sides hosting Boroughmuir and GHA. Both games kick-off at 15.00.