Ayrshire Bulls Head Coach Pat MacArthur has made a flurry of changes to his side ahead of tomorrow night’s (Fri 19 Aug) encounter with Stirling County at Bridgehaugh.


MacArthur and his coaching staff have been tweaking away to the squad each week but tomorrow’s line-up sees the biggest change yet.


In the front row, both Alex McGuire and Calvin Henderson earn their first starts of the season after numerous features from the bench in recent weeks. Ruairidh Sayce retains the one jersey with George Thornton still out of action. The second row remains an area of consistency, with Ed Bloodworth and Tom Everard named side-by-side for the fourth consecutive matchday.


In the back row Gavin Wilson drops out of the squad with Rory Jackson stepping in at openside. Jackson made his Ayrshire Bulls debut off the bench at the Greenyards last weekend. Ryan Sweeney and skipper Blair MacPherson hold onto the six and eight jersey respectively.


Familiar face Harry Warr also earns a first start of the season, stepping in for Jordan Lenac. Matt Minogue swaps last week’s subs jersey with Christian Townsend to start at ten.


There’s one more change in the backs with Aaron Tait named at eleven.


Rhodri Tanner is on the pine for the first time, with Michael Scott and Craig Miller completing the front row replacements. Jamie Drummond, who replaced Tanner at hooker last week for his debut, is named in the 20 jersey to provide back-row cover.


With Lenac missing out Club XV scrum-half and recent Ayr/Wellington U18s graduate Adam McGowan is called up for emergency cover. He will make his debut if called upon.


Eli Caven completes the 23-man squad.


The match kicks off at 19.30 under the lights at Bridgehaugh. If you can’t make it to Stirling then you can stream live on BBC iPlayer and scottishrugby.org.


Full squad below: