Top Youngsters Meet At Murrayfield - All Welcome

Some of the top youngsters from around Scotland are preparing for the National under-15 and under-16 Youth Cup Final at Murrayfield on Sunday 21 February 2010 - admission is free.

The two finals will be played back to back on the international pitch, the first being the under-15 cup final between Currie and West of Scotland (kick-off at 1.30pm), before the under-16 final kicks off between Stirling County and Boroughmuir (kick-off 3pm).

Some of the top youngsters from around Scotland are preparing for the National under-15 and under-16 Youth Cup Final at Murrayfield on Sunday 21 February 2010 - admission is free.

The two finals will be played back to back on the international pitch, the first being the under-15 cup final between Currie and West of Scotland (kick-off at 1.30pm), before the under-16 final kicks off between Stirling County and Boroughmuir (kick-off 3pm).

Currie made it to the final after an away win against Deeside RFC at The Green (7-26). Their opponents, West of Scotland, also had to travel for their semi-final where they ran out victorious against Howe of Fife at Duffus Park (5-20).

Currie coach, Mike McWilliam, said: "This is the first year that the team has been involved in a National Youth Cup and everyone has really enjoyed the experience.

"The club, players, coaches, friends and relatives are all really excited about the prospect of us playing at Murrayfield against a very potent West of Scotland side.

"It will be an occasion that the boys will treasure for the rest of their lives".

West of Scotland coach, Jonny Bryden, added: "The West players are absolutely delighted to have won through to the cup final at Murrayfield.

"The core of the current West team has been together since the boys were nine or 10 and the coaches have always believed that they are a very talented group. It's been hugely rewarding for the coaches to see the boys develop to reach their potential.

"Our opposition will no doubt be thrilled at the prospect of renewing the warm rivalry which has existed between the two clubs in this age group over the last few years".

Last year's under-15 winners Stirling County eased through their semi-final match with a 31-0 home victory against Dundee Eagles. Their opponents Boroughmuir also had a home tie and stopped West of Scotland having a team in each final when they ran out victorious 14-7.

Stirling County coach, Eric Urquhart, said: "The boys are delighted to be at Murrayfield, the cup final is always special and the boys are determined to show how well they can play.

"This year again the entire squad has featured in a National Youth Cup game and it would be good if the players on the day can bring the cup back to Stirling".

Scottish Rugby's head of community rugby, Colin Thomson, said: "It's going to be great to see these teams playing at Murrayfield in what will be the culmination of their season and a great advert of the club game in Scotland.

"I'm sure they'll have a fantastic time and enjoy the Murrayfield experience as part of their development into senior club players."

The Youth Cup Finals, which sees the best young club rugby talent go head to head, will take place on the main pitch at Murrayfield on Sunday 21 February 2010.

Under-15 final: Currie v West of Scotland (1.30pm)
Under-16 final: Stirling County v Boroughmuir (3pm)


Match day information:
Turnstiles open at 11.30am

Car Parking
Will be available in the Saughtonhall car park from 12pm
Car parking is free and will be a first come, first serve basis
Note: access to Coach Park is ONLY via Saughtonhall Avenue and Saughtonhall Bridge

Scottish Rugby Shop
Open until 5pm

Food & Drink
Catering units will be open throughout the day at the West Stand
The Presidents Suite will be open pre-match for the public to buy tea and coffee