Players in the RBS Premiership and Cup


Some four Edinburgh Rugby players will run out in the domestic scene this Saturday, split between the RBS Premiership and Cup.

Senior squad pair Nikki Walker (wing) and Robert McAlpine (lock) will line up for Hawick in this weekend's season-ending clash with Ayr at Mansfield Park (kick-off 3pm).

The Greens secured their place in the top flight with last weekend's 31-21 home win over Heriot's, however a result could lift them two places into sixth, and possibly fifth, depending on the margin of success, were it to be secured.

Standing in their way however is an Ayr side whose third-placed finish and British & Irish Cup spot is now secure, having broken Maroon hearts at Netherdale with last weekend's away win.

Elite development duo George Turner (hooker) and Ben Toolis (lock) will represent Heriot's in their Cup semi-final clash with the now relegated Aberdeen Grammar, at Rubislaw (kick-off 2.30pm), with the sides looking book their place in the final against Gala or Glasgow Hawks.