Brendan Cullinane comes onto the bench with Chris Barnes returning to the 2nds as part of our front row rotation. Paddy Boyer starts at scrum half while George Horne will begin the game at stand-off. The back five in the pack has a familiar look to it after solid performances last week while Jack Steele and Brendan McGroarty renew their centre partnership with Andrew Fleming returning at full back.
The players are looking forward to the visit of last season's BT Premiership champions and there is excitement in the camp. Heriots play some very good rugby and our team enjoys playing against them. Week 5 of the league programme presents another significant challenge for us but there are no easy games in this competition. Needless to say we will have to work very hard and raise our standards again, but we have seen steady improvements in recent games so Saturday's contest should be very interesting for spectators. Phil will have Heriots primed for action, Hawks will be ready.