WATSONIANS are the visitors to Melrose on Saturday for the first weekend of the new FOSROC Super6.

Ayrshire Bulls, Boroughmuir Bears, Heriot’s, and Stirling County will also be the hoping to win the inaugural domestic top-tier trophy ahead of the Southern Knights.

Kicking off the competition this Friday night are Boroughmuir Bears, who host Stirling County at Meggetland under floodlights.

And on Saturday the Knights will host Watsonians on the new 3G Greenyards pitch.

The final game of the weekend is between the Ayrshire Bulls and Heriot’s Rugby on Sunday at Millbrae.

Scottish Rugby Chief Executive Mark Dodson, said: "This is an exciting new era for the sport in Scotland, as we look to close the gap between our domestic and full-time professional games.

​“I’d like to thank the six teams who have embraced this opportunity to start something special.

“To have six squads of part-time professional players set-up and ready to compete in a compact and competitive environment has taken a lot of work from a lot of people, so to finally be at this point is really exciting."

Southern Knights captain Craig Jackson joined players from the other five clubs this week at the official launch of the FOSROC Super6.

Saturday's match between Southern Knights and Watsonians kicks off at 3pm.