THE Ayrshire Bulls will now face a winner takes all final match in the FOSCROC Super Series Sprint group stage.

And though the game at Millbrae next weekend will be exciting - the side will be disappointed that it has got to this stage.

It comes after the Bulls threw a way a 21 point lead this weekend to draw in their Super Series Sprint fixtures against Heriot's Rugby.

The tie ended up in a rather bizarre 26-26 draw, which even more remarkably was Heriot's second draw of the six match group stage, which still has one game remaining.

That final round of fixtures begins on Friday, May 19, when the top two sides, Ayr and Watsonians, face off.

With identical points tallies thus far, the winner will secure top spot in the table, and a place in the first place play-off for the Super Series Sprint.

The loser, would most likely drop into third position - unless there are even more unlikely draws - and would no longer have a chance to claim the series title, entering the third place play-off against fourth place instead.

And the Bulls will be left frustrated that they have left themselves in this 'shoot-out' scenario - when a win on Saturday would have meant a losing bonus point this weekend would have all but secured them a first place play-off spot.

Now, they must battle through their final game after surrendering a 21 point lead.

The Bulls started in superb fashion on Saturday, and Frazier Climo opened the try scoring after only five minutes.

A superb solo effort from Luca Bardelli followed, before Jamie Shedden crashed over from close range - all inside the opening 15 minutes.

Three successful conversions from Eli Caven meant the Bulls were cruising at 21-0 up.

But Heriot's battled back and had two tries of their own before the break when first Aiden Boyle and then second former Bull Cam Jones went over.

Both tries were converted meaning only one score was in the match at half time.

The Bulls looked to have found their rhythm once again when a neat Caven offload found Rory Jackson who crashed over to put the Ayrshire side further ahead. Even when the conversion was missed the tie remained in Ayr's hands.

But Heriot's again bounced back with a converted try ten minutes later, reducing the deficit to only five points.

With the game coming to a close Ian Wilson levelled the game for Heriot's who had nearly completed the most unlikely of comebacks. Ross Jones’ conversion would have put them ahead, but the ball sailed wide of the uprights.

The Bulls had a late resurgence as they attempted to gain maximum points from the match, but they were unable to find a winning score and had to settle for the 26-26 draw.

The draw results in a straight shoot-out on Friday (May 19) night against Watsonians for a spot in the FOSROC Super Series Sprint Final.

The action is back at Millbrae and kicks off at 7.35pm..