WATSONIANS, who topped the inaugural Super6 table before lockdown, will make the short trip across Colinton Road to play Boroughmuir Bears on the weekend of 31st October, in the first round of matches of the ‘Sprint Series’ which has been arranged as part of Scottish domestic rugby’s return from hibernation. Southern Knights will host Ayrshire Bulls and Heriot’s are at home to Stirling County on the same weekend. 

This one-off competition will involve each of the Super6 teams playing every other team once (either home or away) over five consecutive weekends up to 28th November, with the final placings to be decided by three play-off matches on the weekend of 5th December, when the first placed team will host second, third will host fourth and fifth will host sixth.  

“This is a great opportunity for all FOSROC Super6 squad players to return to competitive rugby and will provide much needed game time for a number of Scotland U20 players, said Sean Lineen, whose many job sites include ‘Scottish Rugby’s FOSROC Super6 On-Field Lead’. 

“It’s fantastic that FOSROC are once again supporting the Super6 programme, in doing so they help to support in bridging the gap between the amateur and professional game.” 

A full Super6 schedule is planned in the New Year, although it is not clear at this stage whether the cross-border element against Welsh teams is going to be viable. 

The 31st October start date is indicative, based on the target of Scottish Rugby having government permission to progress from Stage 4 to Stage 6 of its Return to Rugby Roadmap by that time. 


FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series fixtures:   

Weekend of Saturday 31 October: Southern Knights v Ayrshire Bulls, Heriot’s Rugby v Stirling County and Boroughmuir Bears v Watsonians. 

Weekend of Saturday 7 November: Watsonians v Ayrshire Bulls, Boroughmuir Bears v Heriot’s Rugby and Stirling County v Southern Knights 

Weekend of Saturday 14 November: Watsonians v Stirling County, Southern Knights v Heriot’s Rugby and Ayrshire Bulls v Boroughmuir Bears 

Weekend of Saturday 21 November: Ayrshire Bulls v Stirling County, Boroughmuir Bears v Southern Knights and Heriot’s Rugby v Watsonians 

Weekend of Saturday 28 November: Heriot’s Rugby v Ayrshire Bulls, Stirling County v Boroughmuir Bears and Southern Knights v Watsonians 

Final Weekend of Saturday 5 December: 1st v 2nd, 3rd v 4th and 5th v 6th.