Changes have been announced for the upcoming FOSROC Super6 season

The first competition of the year will be the FOSROC Super Series Sprint which starts next month, followed by the FOSROC Super Series Championship which starts in late summer.

The FOSROC Super Series Sprint will kick off on the weekend of Friday 7 April where all six teams will play each other once in a traditional league format, as well as playing Glasgow Warriors A or Edinburgh Rugby A.

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Having teams from both Scotland’s professional sides participating in the FOSROC Super Series Sprint will provide the current six license teams with an opportunity to test themselves against full-time professionals, with the support of FOSROC Scottish Rugby Contracted Academy players.

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It will also provide closer alignment of FOSROC Super Series teams with their professional team and an opportunity for Super Series players to perform in front of professional coaches.

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The top-flight professional teams will play three games at the start of the FoosRock Super Sprint Series race. Edinburgh Rugby A will play Heriot Rugby, Southern Knights and Watsonians, while Glasgow Warriors A will play Ayrshire Bulls, Boroughmuir Bears and Stirling Wolves.

After playing in the first three rounds of the competition, the Pro A teams stand down to allow the Pro teams to continue to prioritize the business end of their season and to allow players who have spent a significant amount of time to be match-ready if necessary.

After the reset period in June, the FOSROC Super Series will kick off in the last weekend of July after a stable playing period that has proven successful over the past two years.

Seven teams compete for the championship. The six Super Series licensing teams plus a development squad to be built on the current and future Scotland U20 side.

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The Development Team has been added to the FOSROC Super Series tournament to better prepare Scotland’s young players for the challenges of U20 rugby and to help ensure our players can better compete and improve performance, against higher quality opponents in the U20 Six Nations and U20 World Rugby competitions year.

Six former FOSROC Super6 coaches; Pete Murchie, Pete Horne, Stevie Lowry, Ciaran Petty, Rob Christie, Fergus Pringle, and two assistant coaches, Scott Lawson and Chris Laidlaw, have moved into full-time professional coaching environments.

FOSROC Super Series Sprint fixtures will be announced in the coming days and broadcast details will be confirmed in due course.

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