Josh King has been added to Stirling County’s Super6 squad to replace the long-term injured Alasdair Mackie for the rest of the FOSROC Super6 2021 season.  

On Sunday 29th August, Alasdair Mackie sustained a suspected facial fracture in the match versus Boroughmuir Bears. Following the match, this was reviewed and confirmed on further examination. As a result, Alasdair has been advised by medical experts to take 6 weeks off contact and will therefore, unfortunately, miss the end of the season.

Josh was involved in Season 1 of Super6 and also throughout our pre-season. We look forward to welcoming Josh to play this weekend’s game. 

Josh King comments, “It’s exciting to be brought back into the super six set up !! And even more exciting to get my first start for the team on the weekend!!

After a long and difficult time over lockdown , I’m ready to put the jersey back on and make my team and my family proud.”

Head Coach, Ben Cairns,

“It’s always disappointing when a player’s season ends prematurely but especially so in Alasdair’s case. He’s had a really unlucky spell with injuries and we felt we were just getting him back to where we know he can be, so the timing could not be worse. I know he is very disappointed to be missing the rest of the season but I am sure he will bounce back from this disappointment and use it as fuel for the future. We will support him as much as we can and hope to see him back on a rugby field sooner rather than later.”

“While one door closes, another one opens and we are delighted to be able to bring someone of Josh’s quality and potential back into our squad. Off the back of limited game time in season 1 and then the covid pandemic we felt the best thing for Josh was to go play club rugby, where he would be guaranteed game time. He has excelled with the Stirling Wolves and comes back into our squad in a place where he has every opportunity to start week in week out. We are grateful to Deacs and the Wolves squad who have been fully supportive of Josh and his move back into the Super6 side.”