League and Cup winners contest silverware at Greenyards

Come tomorrow (Saturday 23 August) the green grass of The Greenyards will not only be hosting a friendly between Edinburgh Rugby and Leicester Tigers but also the inaugural BT Scottish Rugby Charity Shield match between last season's Premiership winners, Melrose, and Cup winners, Heriot's.



Scottish Rugby caught up with their respective captains, Fraser Thomson and Jack Turley, on the Melrose pitch ahead of the match to hear their thoughts on the game and the season ahead.

All proceeds from the match, which kicks off at 5pm, will be donated to Melrose RFC's official charity partner for the season, Breast Cancer Care. This kicks off their year of support for the charity which is also reflected in their 2014/15 strip which will be aired for the first time tomorrow.

Entry is free to Edinburgh Rugby and Leicester Tigers supporters attending their friendly (kick-off 2pm), who are encouraged to stay on after their game, while those coming along to the Melrose v Heriot's fixture will be invited to make a donation to Breast Cancer Care.

For those unable to support in person, the match will be streamed live via the Daily Record web site, from 4.55pm (following live streaming of the Edinburgh Rugby game).

The BT Premiership kicks-off next weekend with Melrose defending the championship title won so spectacularly in March.  Melrose's first game is against Edinburgh Accies at the Greenyards, while Heriot's also open at home against Glasgow Hawks.