Watsonians hand return to Torrie Callendar

Mike Hanning returns for StewMel
Mike Hanning returns for StewMel
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Watsonians have received a boost as they bid for a return to the BT Premiership with former captain Torrie Callendar back in the ranks after a spell in London.

Second row Callander, son of ex-Scotland captain, Gary, replaces the unavailable Matt Poole for the trip to Selkirk which ’Sonians go into lying second.

Also in National League Division One, Stewart’s/Melville visit Jed-Forest heartened by breaking their league duck last weekend.

Andy Warnock makes a first competitive start having impressed from off the bench, allowing Mike Hanning to switch to his favoured centre position. Back from injury is Neil Bowie while in the forwards, Fraser Christie is promoted to start at No.8.

In the top flight, Heriot’s give a first start to international stand-off Stuart Edwards, a summer recruit from Stirling, when they entertain Boroughmuir.

Liam Steele is back for the first time since the opening day on the wing and there is an opportunity for Jack McLean at flanker.

Boroughmuir have Apenai Kororua replacing the injured Rory Scott on the wing and Graeme Blackhall returns at stand-off. In the forwards, Adam Best returns from injury in the second row for the unavailable Iain Moody. Currie stick close to the squad which defeated Boroughmuir as they head for Melrose, while Edinburgh Accies visit Ayr.