NEWS | Pro draft round-up

With week four of the BT Premiership now in the books, we take a look at the Edinburgh players who featured during a wild weekend of club rugby action. Seven of Edinburgh's allocated pro's appeared over five fixtures and all seven played their part in a round which generated an incredible 34 tries.

MELROSE v HAWKS

Melrose made it four wins out of four as they secured a 35-13 bonus point victory over Glasgow Hawks to maintain their position atop the BT Premiership. As Finlay Gillies' side eventually succumbed to a four-try second-half barrage, two of Edinburgh's burgeoning prospects featured on both sides of the ball. Hawks' Cameron Fenton, who is normally deployed at hooker, performed admirably at blind-side flanker and was a defensive force in and around the breakdown all afternoon. For the league leaders, Ally Miller - who signed his first professional contract with Edinburgh ahead of the current season - provided a spark from number eight and carried well throughout this tightly contested clash.

 

STIRLING COUNTY v BOROUGHMUIR

Boroughmuir remain winless in this year's championship after falling short against second-place Stirling County. As the hosts powered to a 36-14 victory, three of Edinburgh's players starred in a contest which generated seven tries in total. For County, Callum Hunter-Hill once again played a pivotal role within the Bridgehaugh outfit's impressive pack and topped of his performance with a well taken score, however, the 6ft7in second-row was sent to the bin early in the first-half. Both Lewis Carmichael and Damien Hoyland - who only recently made his 50th appearance in the black and red - featured for the capital outfit and both players showcased their attacking talent from the get-go. Much like his second-row counterpart, Carmichael was also shown a first-half yellow.

 

HERIOTS v HAWICK

It was an afternoon to forget for the men from Mansfield Park as they lost a one-sided affair to Heriots 70-7. Although the Borders outfit will have few positives to take from the match, Edinburgh's Kevin Bryce still provided a steadfast performance in the front-row. The Scotland internationalist has been a mainstay in Hawick's pack so far this season.

 

MARR v WATSONIANS

As BT Premiership newcomers Marr fought back impressivley to earn a 13-13 draw against capital powerhouse Watsonians, only one Edinburgh player featured: Glenn Bryce. Settling in at his natural position of full-back, the Alloa product was a threat all afternoon, despite not appearing on the scoresheet.