Scottish Hydro Premier Cup Teams Announced

Ayr and Melrose today announced their teams that will go head to head in the Scottish Hydro Premier Cup final this Saturday (24 April, kick-off 4pm) which, for the first time, will be a league and cup double-header - tickets for all three finals cost just £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.

Victory for the Millbrae men will not only see them lift the Premier Cup but will maintain their position alongside league leaders Currie, though they first must overcome a strong Melrose outfit playing in their third successive cup final.

Ayr and Melrose today announced their teams that will go head to head in the Scottish Hydro Premier Cup final this Saturday (24 April, kick-off 4pm) which, for the first time, will be a league and cup double-header - tickets for all three finals cost just £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.

Victory for the Millbrae men will not only see them lift the Premier Cup but will maintain their position alongside league leaders Currie, though they first must overcome a strong Melrose outfit playing in their third successive cup final.

Ayr captain, Damien Kelly, said: "Most importantly it's our first time in a final so we're concentrating on it much more as a cup final than a league game which is just an added bonus if we get the points.

"The final means a lot to our supporters who have been selling a lot of tickets and a lot of the shops are carrying pink and black banners. There are a lot of people heading for the final so it's very exciting."

Melrose captain, Scott Wight, added: "It's a big occasion and a big day out for the club. We've been here twice before and hopefully we'll be on the right end of the result on Saturday.

"Our game against Ayr in the league was probably the one game we've been well beaten in this year. They play the right rugby in the right areas of the field but we know what they've got to offer so we have to address those problems throughout the week and get that right - individually it's up to us to get ourselves right for the Cup final."

MELROSE

AYR 

15 Fraser Thomson

14 Callum Anderson
13 Jamie Murray
12 James King
11 Ben Allen

10 Scott Wight CAPTAIN
9 Robert Chrystie

1 Nick Beavon
2 Wayne Mitchell
3 Richard Higgins
4 Graeme Dodds
5 Stuart Johnson
6 Garry Elder
7 John Dalziel
8 Ross Miller

Substitutes
16 Lindsay Gibson
17 Kieran Cooney
18 Grant Runciman
19 Nick McTaggart
20 Scott Mccormick
21 Craig Jackson
22 Allan Dodds

15 Grant Anderson

14 Cameron Taylor
13 Ross Curle
12 Mark Stewart
11 Andrew Wilson

10 Frazier Climo
9 Jamie Hunter

1 Gordon Reid
2 Stuart Fenwick
3 Gordon Sykes
4
Scott Sutherland
5 Damien Kelly CAPTAIN
6 Jonathan Crossan
8 Glen Tippett *
7 Andrew Dunlop

Substitutes
16 Scott Nimmo *
17 Stephen Adair *
18 Blair Macpherson
19 Paul Burke
20 Johnny McClung
21 A J McFarlane
22 Steven Manning

MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: Iain Heard
Assistant referee: Ronnie Dumma
Assistant referee: Archie MacInally
Fourth official: Ted Coutts
Fifth official: David Wright

Head to head this season: Ayr 34-15 Melrose (only one league match played)

ROUTE TO THE FINAL

Melrose
R1 Peebles 9-12 Melrose
R2 Melrose 67-3 Falkirk
QF Perthshire 12-24 Melrose
SF Melrose 31-8 Currie 
Ayr
R1 Musselburgh 9-31 Ayr
R2 Ayr 77-15 Stewart's Melville
QF Ayr 32-0 Gala
SF Ayr 23-14 Heriot's 
 

All clubs will have the opportunity to sell tickets for club rugby's flagship Finals, priced at only £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (under-18s, students and senior citizens). Each club will keep 100% of the ticket revenue from any sales.

Tickets will be available to purchase on the day from the Murrayfield Ticket Centre, from 11 am onwards, but Scottish Rugby encourages all supporters to buy from a club in advance, if possible.

You can also buy tickets from any of the six finalists.