Coming into the new season, we are pleased to announce Stirling Super6’s retained players from season 1.
60% of our contracted players have been retained for this year’s FOSROC Super6 squad, with all players selected to come back having shown great effort and presence on and off the field. We are thrilled to have them back for another season and can’t wait to see what they bring to the pitch as a team.
Head coach Ben Cairns had this to say about the retained players: “In what has been a very difficult period for everyone, we are delighted to have retained so many players from season 1. Whilst some players will have played more in season 1 than others, all have shown a real willingness to learn and improve. They are good men who want County to be successful and we know how much they are looking forward to representing the club once more.”
Super6 original, Lewis Skinner, had this to say about the season to come: “I am really looking forward to the season ahead. It’s been a long time coming for everyone. It’s nice to have some normality back. The boys have been working hard in the pre-season and the coaches have made sure of that. We have a really strong squad this year and I feel we have the ability to win the FOSROC Super6. I cannot wait.”
Home team is Falkirk where he started playing rugby at age 12. Lewis went on to play senior rugby at Glasgow Hawks before playing a season in Australia and then returning for Season 1 of the FOSROC Super6.
Adam has played for county for some time now and has come all the way through the youth section at the club, to where he is now. Adam was involved in 7/10 rounds in season 1 of FOSROC Super6, and is looking forward to continuing on season 2 for his home club.
Billy started playing rugby at the age of 5 at Kirkcaldy Rugby Club and played there until he was 15, before moving to Stirling County. He is thoroughly enjoying his time with the Stirling County Super6 side and is looking forward to getting back into things.
Born and bred in Stirling he started his rugby career aged 4. He moved to Stirling county aged 13 and played through the club at under 15/16/18 level then made his 1st XV debut at age 17. Since then, he was made captain of Stirling County 1st team in 2019 then was asked to captain the FOSROC Super6 team.
James first started playing rugby when he was 9 years old at Kirkcaldy RFC. He made the move to County at the age of 20 and James played for the Wolves for two seasons before joining the FOSROC Super6 side.
Alasdair started playing rugby at Dollar Academy whilst also playing age grade at Stirling County. During this time he represented both Caledonia throughout the age grades and Scotland U18’s/19’s. After a 5 year break from County due to circumstances he returned to Stirling County, playing a season in the Premiership before signing his FOSROC Super6 contract.
Connor grew up in the small rural farming community of Galatea in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand and has been playing rugby since he was 5 years old. In November 2019 Connor made the move to Scotland to join the County Super6 squad for the competition’s inaugural season.
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Born and raised in New Zealand, Dean took to rugby as soon as he could walk. Dean names one of his greatest rugby achievements as captaining Australian club Associates RFC to a Premiership title in 2018.
Born and raised in Dundee, George started playing rugby at the age of 8. After school he played for Dundee High Former Pupils Senior team for 5 seasons in the Scottish National 1 league before making the move to Stirling County in the Premiership.
Originally from New Zealand, Caleb began playing rugby from the age of 5 for Melville rugby football club in the Waikato. He then moved on to play for Hamilton Boys High School and went on to win the New Zealand Secondary Schools National Championships in 2013 and in 2014. Caleb decided to make the move to Stirling County in the back end of 2019.
Grant was born in Falkirk where he began playing rugby at Falkirk Rugby Club from the age of 5. He then moved to Dollar Academy where he played with the school and progressed onto representing Scotland at U18s and then Soctland U20s at the Argentina U20s World Cup.
Kristian started playing rugby at Buckingham rugby club and attended Stowe school. From Stowe, Kristian played for Wasps Academy and then briefly the Saracens’ A league team as well Scotland’s international Age Grades.
Since moving North to join the academy set up, he has represented Glasgow Hawks.
Andrew began his rugby career aged 7 at GHA Rugby Club. He played at all age groups for GHA all the way up to senior rugby, captaining the 1st XV in season 2017/18. He then moved to Stirling County to play in the Premiership before joining the FOSROC Super6 team for the inaugural season.
Craig was born in Stirling and has played with Stirling County since primary 2. He has played all his junior rugby with the club winning two Under 18 Scottish cups and many Caley cups. In 2018 he started playing senior rugby with the club and joined the Stirling Super6 squad in September 2019.
Landon joined Stirling County for Season 1 of the FOSROC Super6 from his home club Easts Rugby who play in the Queensland premier competition in Australia. When the pandemic struck, Landon made the difficult decision to head home, however, he will return for this coming season
Logan, born in Harrogate, spent the first 5-6 years of his life in England before moving to Scotland, this is when he first got involved with rugby at Stirling County.
Played with Stirling through all age groups before going on to represent Scotland at u19’s and u20’s level.
With the new season just around the corner, Stirling County’s first fixture will take place on Saturday the 31st of July 2021 @ 3pm in which the team go up against Southern Knights.
For more information on FOSROC Super6 fixtures please click here.