Peter Murchie has revealed that former Ayr RFC Skipper Peter McCallum and South African back-row Graham Geldenhuys have joined the Ayrshire Bulls ahead of the maiden Super6 season.

McCallum will be no stranger to the Millbrae crowd, having captained the side for the past three seasons, lifting the Premiership trophy twice and the Scottish Cup once. He was the BT Premiership Player of the season in 2016 and has also captained his country on numerous occasions at club level. 24-year old Geldenhuys comes to Ayrshire from Greene King IPA Championship side Jersey Reds. Before his two-year stint there he represented the Sharks in the Currie Cup. The 110kg 6’3” man-mountain is equally adept at six, seven or eight. Speaking of McCallum, who led Ayr to a domestic double last season, Murchie said: “Pete signing with the Bulls is a big boost to the team, he is one of the most experienced and successful players from the club game. “Not only has Pete been involved with numerous title-winning teams but he has captained those teams as well as leading the Club international side, this experience is vital as we enter this new period. I firmly believe that Pete can be highly influential on the pitch and continue to develop with the Bulls”. Geldenhuys has been training with the Bulls for a few weeks now, and Murchie is pleased with what he has seen: “Graham has got experience of playing at a high level and was involved with Jersey Reds in the English Championship last season, who are one of the top teams in that division. “He also went on loan to Moseley for the tail end of last season and was heavily involved in them staying in the division. We believe that Graham will fit into the way we play well and give us something a little different to what we already have, in that he is very comfortable of playing at 7 whilst still being a powerful ball carrier”. Confirmed players so far: Gordon Reid, 32, PropFrazier Climo, 32, Fly-HalfRuairidh Sayce, 21, PropOllie Smith, 19, Outside-Back (Stage 3 Player)Lewis Anderson, 23, HookerIsaac McNulty, 22, CentreGeorge Bordill, 21, Back RowLars Morrice, 24, Second RowEuan McLaren, 20, Prop (Stage 3 Player)Marshall Sykes, 20, Second Row (Stage 3 Player)Peter McCallum, 27, Number EightGraham Geldenhuys, 24, Back Row