Super 6 Named By SRU

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1 May 2018

Scottish Rugby have announced the six successful franchises which will form the new Super 6 competition starting in season 2019/20.

The six available franchises have been awarded by Scottish Rugby to Ayr, Boroughmuir, Heriot’s, Melrose, Stirling County and Watsonian FC. Franchise agreements will be entered into shortly.

Of the 12 applicants for the six franchises, the following bids were unsuccessful: Currie Chieftains, Dundee, Edinburgh Academicals, Gala, Glasgow Hawks and Hawick.

All 12 franchise applicants submitted their bid documents within the 30 March deadline and presented to a review panel in April.

The six successful bids were those considered to be the most robust and which best met the criteria.

Scottish Rugby chief executive, Mark Dodson said: “At the outset I’d like to thank everyone associated with the 12 applicants who worked so hard to put forward a fantastic selection of bids. It was a great response and evident that a great deal of time and effort had been put into them.

“Given we had double the number of bids for the places available in Super 6, inevitably some of the applicants would lose out. The Review Panel gave each bidder a full, fair and equal opportunity to make their case.

“The six successful applications will, I believe, enable Super 6 to achieve our ambition to raise the standard of rugby at the top of the club game in Scotland and also create strong, sustainable franchises in their own right.

“The bids from the successful six clubs clearly demonstrated

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