Ross Weston’s form gives Currie coach options

Ross Weston. Picture: Jane Barlow
Ross Weston. Picture: Jane Barlow
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Currie rugby coach Ben Cairns has paid tribute to the strong lead given by captain Ross Weston.

No.8 Weston has notched six tries in Currie’s last three league encounters and 11 in total this season and his team will attempt to vault into a play-off spot with a BT Premiership win at home to Boroughmuir in tomorrow’s re-arranged encounter at Malleny Park.

Cairns said: “By his own standards Ross made a bit of a slow start but is now flourishing and has really timed his form well to be thoroughly deserving of a place in the clubs’ international squad.

“As the grounds get heavier and games become more set-piece orientated, that really suits Ross’s strength off the base of the scrum.

“Ball carrying skills also come into play with Ross and that has been the case over a number of seasons.”

Shocked by Edinburgh Accies last time out, Currie are determined to find momentum at the expense of the bottom club ahead of a crucial series of games.

“We start the new year with a home cup tie against Heriot’s, then tackle the top three teams in the Premiership, so there is everything to play for,” added Cairns, who is able to include two former Bordeaux-Begles youth signings in winger William Martin and second row Romain Denonain who are studying in Edinburgh.

Martin missed the Accies clash but is promoted back into the line-up as are half-backs Richard Snedden and Joe Reynolds who were recently injured.

There are also call-ups for Graeme Carson, Mike Vernal and Charlie Mclean.

“We have only lost once at home this season and are determined to put in another fully committed performance,” said Cairns.

Boroughmuir have Craig Marshall at full-back following long-term injury and two Edinburgh players on the bench. Nick McLennan covers the back line while Magnus Bradbury oversees the back row.

In the pack, Jonny Latta starts at tight-head prop and Iain Moody returns at No.8.

In the National League, Stewart’s/Melville head for Marr and Watsonians are at Jed-Forest.