Brewin Dolphin Girls' Cup Final Preview

The Community School of Auchterarder face Langholm in the first of two Brewin Dolphin Girls' Cup Finals on the back pitches of Murrayfield Stadium tomorrow (Saturday 24 April, kick-off at 1pm).

Langholm under-15's place in the finals was secured following a comfortable victory in the semi-finals, where they beat Atholl/Central 64-14 while Auchterarder, captained by stand-off Jennifer Wither, defeated Ayrshire Cluster in the semi-finals to gain their place in the finals line-up.

The Community School of Auchterarder face Langholm in the first of two Brewin Dolphin Girls' Cup Finals on the back pitches of Murrayfield Stadium tomorrow (Saturday 24 April, kick-off at 1pm).

Langholm under-15's place in the finals was secured following a comfortable victory in the semi-finals, where they beat Atholl/Central 64-14 while Auchterarder, captained by stand-off Jennifer Wither, defeated Ayrshire Cluster in the semi-finals to gain their place in the finals line-up.

Langholm coach, Richard Morrison, said: "The girls have been playing remarkably well. They have been together for two to three seasons now, are really starting to click together and are hungry for a win tomorrow."

In tomorrow's under-18 cup final, two dominant forces in girls' rugby go head to head as Murrayfield Wanderers take on Gala at 2.30pm.

Gala chalked up a convincing win against Gordon Schools, Huntly to guarantee their place in the final while Murrayfield Wanderers, captained by Ashley Manuel, ended Auchterarder's hopes of a double final entry in both age groups, with a 40-12 win in the semi-finals.

While Brewin Dolphin has sponsored the Scottish Schools Cup for the past nine years - during which time the competition has witnessed unprecedented growth - the firm has this season extended and expanded its sponsorship to include a girls' competition.

Marc Wilkinson, senior divisional director at Brewin Dolphin, said: "We are delighted with the response from both schools and clubs that have taken part this season. We have seen a fantastic level of rugby played by girls across Scotland and I have no doubt the Cup finals are set to be thrilling matches. We would like to wish the finalists the very best of luck and hope to see many of them competing again next year."

Colin Thomson, head of community rugby at Scottish Rugby, added: "We are very excited to be able to bring girls' rugby to Murrayfield tomorrow. This marks an important stage in rugby development in Scotland. Brewin Dolphin has been unfailing in its support of grassroots rugby development over the years and we are extremely grateful to them for this continued support."

BREWIN DOLPHIN SCOTTISH GIRLS' CUP UNDER-15 FINAL (KICK-OFF 1PM)
Auchterarder
Katie Langlands, Sarah Mitchell, Sasha Brown, Maryth Hunter, Isla Bendall, Jennifer Wither CAPTAIN, Eilidh Sinclair, Alanna McCleod, Amy McGlashan, Georgie Shepherd, Kate Hendry, Juliette Farrell, Ellie Millward
Langholm
Emma Hislop, Zoe Hall, Megan Smith, Lucy Poole, Rhiann Johnston, Mally McGeogh, Shannon Scott, Lisa Thompson, Rachel Weir, Emily Mattinson, Lyndsey Rae, Leigh-Anne Morrison

BREWIN DOLPHIN SCOTTISH GIRLS' CUP UNDER-18 FINAL (KICK-OFF 2.30PM)
Gala
Melanie Robson, Ashley Hogg, Lana Skeldon, Rebecca Allen, Kerry Bonnar, Linsay Borthwick, Eilidh Walker, Emma Hackney, Chloe Rollie, Claire Morrison, Ama Soutar, Louise Barnfather, Vivila MacGeach, Jennifer Biggar
Murrayfield Wanderers
Sarah Law, Wiktoria Bartusik, Ruth McKelvie, Orla Reid, Alex Read, Jenny Taylor, Caitlyn Sedgeworth, Jessica Bowman, Cairstonia Marwick, Emily TePaka, Cat Syme, Caitlin Connolly, Rachael Murray, Ashley Manuel CAPTAIN, Lisa Robertson

BREWIN DOLPHIN SCOTTISH GIRLS' CUP FINAL (SATURDAY 24 APRIL)
Under-15 - Community School of Auchterarder v Langholm, Murrayfield back pitches (kick-off 1pm)
Under-18 - Gala v Murrayfield Wanderers, Murrayfield back pitches (kick-off 2.30pm)