Hawick Incentive For Cup Tie

Gordonian RFC travel to St Andrews on Saturday for their third round National Cup fixture against Madras College FP RFC, knowing that the winners will be rewarded with an attractive home tie against Hawick RFC of Premier League Division 1 in the next round.

The two clubs clashed at the same stage in the competition last year. Gordonians won 43-12 on that occasion but Madras go into the game fresh from a good 20-10 home win against Glenrothes RFC last Saturday while Gordonians need to bounce back from a heavy 0-44 defeat on the same day to Lasswade RFC at Countesswells.

The match kicks off at 1.30pm on Saturday so there is time for spectators to enjoy a quick blast of Christmas shopping in St Andrews beforehand!