Rbs 6 Nations Trophy Stops-Off In Musselburgh

The RBS 6 Nations 2012 Trophy Tour has made its second stop at Musselburgh RFC. 150 mini, midi, colts and senior club members came along to meet Scotland internationalists Jim Hamilton and Max Evans on Thursday night at the club and to get their picture with the famed trophy.

The tour aims to reward rugby clubs which have been performing well in their respective leagues as well as recognise the work they do in their local communities and to support the game at club level.

The RBS 6 Nations 2012 Trophy Tour has made its second stop at Musselburgh RFC. 150 mini, midi, colts and senior club members came along to meet Scotland internationalists Jim Hamilton and Max Evans on Thursday night at the club and to get their picture with the famed trophy.

The tour aims to reward rugby clubs which have been performing well in their respective leagues as well as recognise the work they do in their local communities and to support the game at club level.

Colin Scott, Musselburgh RFC Club President, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen to host an event during the RBS 6 Nations Trophy Tour 2012. It is a real honour and testimony to the work the club has done and how we have performed this season.”

Musselburgh Rugby Club is thriving and has a mini/midi and colts section of over 200 players. The under-16 team won the Edinburgh and District League this season and nine of the players are in the Edinburgh squad.

The team are the current holders of the Edinburgh District under-15 Cup and are about to start their National Youth Cup campaign. The Colts finished second in their league this season and have also qualified for the National Youth Cup.

Musselburgh 1st XV has been top of the RBS National League 1 for the majority of this season.

In an effort to generate maximum support and enthusiasm during the RBS 6 Nations the RBS Trophy Tour will also be visiting four other rugby clubs – Howe of Fife RFC (17 February), Aberdeenshire RFC (18 February), Preston Lodge (22 February) and GHK RFC (23 February).

Jim Hamilton and Max Evans shared their unique experiences at the highest level of the game at the event and fans had the chance to get even closer to the action with an opportunity to have their photo taken with the famous RBS 6 Nations Trophy.
RBS became the Principal Partner of Scottish Rugby in 2011 and has, over the past year, worked closely with the governing body to grow the game at a community and grassroots level through the RBS Club Rugby support programme and the RBS RugbyForce initiative. At the end of January they announced Chris Paterson as the new captain of the RBS Rugby Club. The initiative, the first of its kind in Scotland, helps more customers benefit directly from the partnership with Scottish rugby while at the same time enhances support and awareness of the game in Scotland.

Colin Thomson, Head of Community Rugby at Scottish Rugby, commented: “Club rugby is the lifeblood of the Scottish game and Musselburgh RFC was selected for the RBS 6 Nations 2012 Trophy Tour because of their passionate support of rugby at levels of the game.

"With the great season they are having accompanied by their excellent youth set up, the club fully deserve Scottish Rugby’s and RBS’ support. This is why they have been chosen as the second leg of the tour. "

Alex Moffat, Local CEO for RBS South and East Edinburgh said: “As passionate supporters of the RBS 6 Nations we know that this time of year is the highlight in every rugby fan’s calendar. We are playing our part by giving Scottish fans the chance to get up close and personal with their rugby heroes and the famous RBS 6 Nations Trophy.

"We want to make sure that communities across Scotland have the chance to share the benefits of our involvement with the RBS Six Nations and Scottish Rugby, and I’m delighted that local rugby fans in the area will get the opportunity to see the trophy and meet Jim and Max."

To find out more about the RBS partnership with Scottish Rugby please visit:

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The RBS Rugby Club Rewards programme will bring thousands of RBS Current Account customers closer to Scottish Rugby by giving them the opportunity to win exclusive experiences. For example:

  • Tickets for RBS 6 Nations and EMC test home games including entry into the RBS Rugby clubhouse at Murrayfield where there’ll be Q&A sessions with Scotland squad members
  • Win the chance for your nominated child to be a team mascot on match-day
  • Win the chance to attend Scotland squad training
  • Win a Chris Paterson coaching session at your nominated school or club side

To get behind Scotland and show your support for Scottish Rugby, visit www.rbs.co.uk/scottishrugbyclub