The short trip from the Murrayfield Wanderers clubhouse to the international BT Murrayfield may be just a few small steps, but it will be a giant leap for women’s rugby tomorrow.
As part of the SRU’s commitment to grow the women’s game, the Sarah Beaney Cup final has been given a prime slot, kicking off at 3.30pm in the penultimate match on Finals day before the men’s BT Cup final.
Wanderers are looking to seal a league and cup double and retain the trophy they won last year as they face Hillhead/Jordanhill. Their international hooker Sarah Quick said: “I’m really looking forward to Saturday and hopefully it will be a good game. The fact we are playing on the main pitch before the men’s final provides a really good profile for the women’s game. Hopefully there will be a good crowd in and a nice atmosphere.”
Hillhead/Jordanhill have been Murrayfield’s closest challengers in the league this season, and Quick is anticipating a tough test. “The girls are really excited about the game,” she said. “It should be well matched because we’ve played them twice this season and both were close wins for us, by seven points at home and just two points away, so the teams are pretty even. But we are the defending cup holders and we’ll be fighting hard to retain the trophy.”