Ayr RFC stars Blair Macpherson and Harry Warr become the latest players to join the Bulls alongside Kiwi Tyler Beary, who joins from Otago University RFC.

28-year old Macpherson enjoyed a decade at Ayr broken up by a sabbatical year at Hillhead Jordanhill in 2013. He secured two Scottish League titles and Two Scottish Cup’s during his tenure. The bulldozing back-row has also been a main-stay in the Scotland Club XV squad over the past few seasons. A devastating carrier of the ball and an integral cog at the line-out, Macpherson will look to bring his aggressive attacking play to the Bulls. Head Coach Peter Murchie described his style of play with: “He is an experienced player who was excellent last year for Ayr. He is a really powerful carrier and hits hard in the tackle. “He also has good leadership qualities”.

Scrum-half Harry Warr has been involved at Ayr for three seasons and enjoyed a fine run with the 1stXV last season, culminating in him being named Breakthrough Player of the Year. During his time at Ayr the former Dollar Academy captain bagged two Premiership titles and one Scottish Cup. Warr has also enjoyed success with Glasgow University Rugby and represented Scotland Universities for the past two seasons. Peter Murchie was delighted with what he got from the scrum-half last season: “He seemed to get better with every game he played. He is a competitor and reads the game well, defensively he is strong and also possesses good leadership qualities”.

23-year old Tyler Beary joins from New Zealand and plays in the midfield. The Otago man has been training with the Bulls for a few weeks now and Murchie is pleased with what he has seen so far: “Tyler is a strong running centre who has a good skill set and physical presence in defence. He will fit in well with our centres and he is very coachable. “I’m looking forward to seeing Tyler develop with the Bulls this season”.  Confirmed players so far (In order of announcement): Gordon Reid, 32, PropFrazier Climo, 32, Fly-HalfRuairidh Sayce, 21, PropOllie Smith, 19, Outside-Back (Stage 3 Player)Lewis Anderson, 23, HookerIsaac McNulty, 22, CentreGeorge Bordill, 21, Back RowLars Morrice, 24, Second RowEuan McLaren, 20, Prop (Stage 3 Player)Marshall Sykes, 20, Second Row (Stage 3 Player)Peter McCallum, 27, Number EightGraham Geldenhuys, 24, Back RowBlair Macpherson, 28, Back-RowHarry Warr, 21, Scrum HalfTyler Beary, 23, Centre