Boroughmuir visit Glasgow Hawks for tomorrow’s BT Scottish Cup semi-final bidding to honour the memory of the club’s stalwart announcer and former president, Allan Mackay, who died this week, aged 85.
Three-quarter Sep Visser said: “Winning the Scottish Cup for Allan is yet another incentive. We found out after training on Tuesday and immediately the mood changed.
“He was always there to welcome any new player like myself to the club.”
Visser, who switches from wing to centre, is in his second stint with ’Muir and is aiming to round off in style a week that started with him scoring a try in his native Holland’s win over Moldova.
“The result was a bit of a shock to some because Moldova led Pool 1b of the European Nations Cup but the focus now for me is firmly on Boroughmuir. I’ve been fortunate to win the Dutch League twice with Hilversum and also the prestigious Amsterdam sevens. To return to Murrayfield (where he made the last of seven Edinburgh appearances in 2013, against Leinster) would be special.”
Boroughmuir’s last league outing was, coincidentally, away to Hawks when a touchline conversion by Chris Laidlaw in the dying moments earned a win.
Stand-off Laidlaw drops to the bench since Edinburgh have released Carl Bezuidenhout, along with prop Simon Berghan who demotes Jonny Latta.
Hawks are able to include Scotland Under-20 half-back George Horne for what coach Peter Laverie labelled a revenge match. Referring to the league defeat, he said: “Our players are very keen to get their own back.”