SOUTHERN Knights will be playing for double points in their game against Ayrshire Bulls on Saturday.

The pair were due to have met on Saturday September 3 at the Greenyards but that match was cancelled to support Glasgow Warriors fulfil a pre-season friendly.

It had been rescheduled for Saturday September 10 but that was also cancelled following the death of The Queen.

To avoid fixture congestion and taking player welfare into consideration both teams have agreed with Scottish Rugby’s proposal that this Saturday's game at Millbrae between the two will be a double header with double points counting.

A Scottish Rugby statement reads: Saturday afternoon’s fixture between Ayrshire Bulls and Southern Knights, kick off 5pm at Millbrae, Ayr, will act as a double header.

The round 5 fixture between Southern Knights and Ayrshire Bulls was initially due to be played on Saturday September 3 at the Greenyards although an agreement was made between all parties to support Glasgow Warriors in a pre-season fixture after the withdrawal of Worcester Warriors in Inverness on Friday September 2.

As a result the Super6 fixture was rescheduled for Saturday September 10 however as a mark of respect to acknowledge the passing of Her Majesty the Queen all competitive matches were suspended for that weekend.  

Owing to the significant fixture congestion toward the tail end of the FORSOC Super6 Championship, together with player welfare considerations, internal discussions were had and a proposal was put forward by the Tournament Director that the original Round 5 fixture be cancelled and this Round 7 fixture is to act as a double header.

With all parties involved in agreement the Round 5 fixture will not go ahead at any point and all league and match points accumulated this Saturday will count for double.