Exciting ties ahead for Melrose

MELROSE RFC will be looking to produce their best performances in next season’s British & Irish Cup with an appetising away fixture against newly-promoted London Scottish in the offing.

The Greenyards outfit will kick off their campaign with a home game against Bedford on November 12 before travelling to play Leinster the following week. Next up, on December 10, is a home tie against Aberavon before tackling Scottish at Richmond on December 17.

Mike Dalgetty, Melrose president, said of the draw: “It’s extremely challenging and they will be really tough fixtures, but from the players and club’s point of view it’s an exciting opportunity.

“We are in this to reach levels that we haven’t played at before and to have a chance to go to Scottish will be another new experience, but a great meeting for two great clubs.”