Ayrshire Bulls were crowned the first ever Super6 champions at the weekend, when they beat Southern Knights 26-16 in Edinburgh.

After some fierce opening exchanges, Ayrshire Bulls opened the scoring with Elias Caven scoring in the corner following a Bulls scrum.

Tom Jordan then converted to give Bulls’ a dream start after five minutes.

Bulls’ made it 0-10 soon after with a penalty safely kicked by Jordan, he then scored his second penalty of the match not long after to extend the Bulls’ lead to 13 points.

With half an hour played, Knights’ got their first points on the board, with a penalty converted by fly-half Jason Baggott to make it 3-13.

Baggott doubled his tally minutes later, with another penalty for Knights’ to make it 6-13, with that being the scoreline at the interval. Southern Knights then started the second half strongly, with the Bulls’ being reduced to 14 after a

yellow card for Yaree Fantini and a penalty awarded to Knights’.

The result, Knights’ opted to kick for touch in the corner and a quick ball saw Jacob Henry score, with the conversion added by Baggott to make it all-square at 13-13.

However, another successful penalty from Jordan regained the Bulls’ lead.

As Fantini re-joined the action, Knights’ were awarded their third penalty of the game, which Baggott once again converted to maintain his 100 per cent record, levelling the match at 16-16.

Their lead did not last for long as Jordan once again converted a spot kick extend the Bulls’ lead by three points, 19-16.

As play entered the final 10 minutes, some fine work from the Bulls’ midfield saw forward George Thornton break free, holding off three tackles to hit the try line.

The conversion was added by Tom Jordan to extend Bulls’

lead by 10 points to 26-16.

As play entered the final minutes, Bulls’ were yet again reduced to 14 as Jordan Lenac was given a yellow for tackling off the ball.

Tom Everard was then shown a straight red for a high tackle, leaving Bulls’ with 13 on the field, but the Ayrshire side valiantly defended to earn a deserved victory in the capital.