The Ayrshire Bulls can now announce their list of departures ahead of the FOSROCSuper6 Sprint Series kicking off next Friday night (April 15th). This also confirms the core squad of players who are returning from the 2021 Championship team.


Firstly, Ayr Rugby would like to wish the best of luck to all of those who have moved on from the Ayrshire Bulls. Every man played a key role in the Bulls becoming the first FOSROCSuper6 Champions in history last October, creating memories that will be cherished in the hearts of players, sponsors, members and fans.


Peter McCallum and Ruiaridh Sayce won’t be going far, having joined up with the Club XV squad at the conclusion of their Super6 campaign. Craig Miller joined Marr Rugby, playing a starting role in their Tennent’s Premiership triumph Saturday past.


An array of players have made the step up to professional rugby; George Thornton is plying his craft in Australia with Northern Suburbs, Tom Everard is staying put at Jersey Reds, Yaree Fantini is with Benetton Rugby in Italy and it was announced late last year that Tom Jordan has joined Glasgow Warriors on his first professional contract.


A trio of players have joined international 7s setups, with Gavin Lowe and Matt Davidson in the Scotland squad and Tom Williams with his native Wales.


Harry Warr has moved down south to purse career ambitions. Robbie Nairn has also departed.


This means that Head Coach Peter Horne has retained the services of 14 players, who are:


  • Blair MacPherson
  • Michael Scott
  • Calvin Henderson
  • Alex McGuire
  • Rhodri Tanner
  • Edward Bloodworth
  • Ewan Bulger
  • Ryan Sweeney
  • Jordan Lenac
  • Matt Minogue
  • Tom Lanni
  • Bobby Beattie
  • Aaron Tait
  • Elias Caven


Over the next few days the Bulls will be confirming Scottish Rugby’s allocated FOSORC Academy Stage Three players, as well as a handful of new faces who will be unveiled in the coming days. Stay tuned on our official channels.

Speaking on how the squad is shaping up, Peter Horne said the following: “I’m delighted with the group we have going into the sprint competition. We’ve acquired some young men who firstly have the attributes to play the type of game we want to play but have also been stand-out performers in their respective competitions over the last 12 months.


“We’ve had a brilliant pre-season with some tough fixtures and some quality time spent together. I’m excited to see all the hard work we’ve put in together on show next Friday night at Millbrae”.