Coach’s Comments on Selection:
There is only one change in the pack this week as Andy Hill returns at blindside flanker in place of Matt Fagerson, who after an outstanding performance last week has been called up to the Glasgow Warriors squad to face Scarlets. We welcome Junior Bulumakau back to Hawks after being rested last week and we hope he can continue his excellent form prior to his rest. Davie Milne comes in for Bobbie Beattie who is rested this week with one eye on selection for Scotland 7’s trip to Dubai.
Paddy Boyer comes back up to the first XV squad after an impressive display for the second XV and we hope he can show some of the spark that made him the starting scrum half for the Scotland Club XV last season.
Coach’s Comments on Match:
An away trip to the Greenyards is always one of the most exciting and toughest games of the rugby calendar, but one we at Hawks are looking forward to it and can’t wait for the challenge. Melrose are joint top of the league with Ayr and have played some excellent rugby to date. Melrose have quality throughout their squad and look to play a similar style of rugby to ourselves.
Last time we met Melrose ran out comfortable winners at Old Anniesland, we learned a lot from that game and we hope that we have developed enough as a squad to showcase our credentials to challenge the best teams in Scotland.