GHA players got their first runout of pre-season during a 22-22 draw with Biggar.
The clash gave several fringe players a chance stake their claim for a starting slot for the league opener on August 25, when the Braidholm side face Dalziel.
In a hard fought friendly, a number of young faces made their debut for the first XV – including last year’s under 18 stars John Haughney, Grant Macdonald (both Hutchesons), Brendan Barrett (St Aloysius) and Scott Gallacher (Kings Park), none of whom looked out of place in the senior side.
A number of old faces made their return to the club, with second row Robbie Glen and stand off Tane Jericevich returning from Garnock and Austin Blacks of Texas respectively.
Meanwhile Patrick Hilley, Ryan Jenins, Geoff Warnock and Dave Stoddart returned from either work or injury.
GHA’s next pre-season is at home (Braidholm) this Saturday August 11th, versus Hillhead/Jordanhill. Kick off is at 3.00pm.