Scottish Rugby has confirmed that the six semi-professional Super6 franchises will all face Newcastle Falcons XV in a series of friendlies. The Ayrshire Bulls will travel to Kingston Park on Saturday 1st of February, kicking-off at 19.30.

The game falls in-between the domestic Super6 season and the cross border fixtures with Wales.Speaking of what it means to test themselves against English opposition, Murchie said: "I think the fixture against Newcastle is an excellent addition to our fixture list. Traveling to the North of England and taking on what I am sure will be a very tough opponent will be a great challenge for the squad."It also further exposes our players to different teams and playing styles that can only add to our players' development".Super6 On-Field Development Lead, Sean Lineen, added: “It’s great to be able to extend our partnership with Newcastle Falcons and we’re pleased that these fixtures have been added to the calendar for the Super6 clubs."It will give the newly formed squads time on the pitch and allows our teams the opportunity to play against some quality opposition where the standard of rugby will be extremely competitive".NEWCASTLE FALCONS XV fixturesSun 6 Oct: v Heriot’s (Kingston Park, 3pm)Sat 19 Oct: v Heriot’s (Goldenacre, 2.30pm)Sun 2 Nov: v Stirling County (Kingston Park, 4.30pm)Sat 28 Dec: v Southern Knights (Kingston Park, 3pm)Sat 11 Jan: v Watsonians Rugby (Myreside, 3pm)Sat 1 Feb: v Ayrshire Bulls (Kingston Park, 7.30pm)Fri 3 Apr: v Boroughmuir Bears (Kingston Park, 7.30pm)For the full domestic Super6 fixture list, click here.