New venue revealed for Rugby Cup Finals

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SUCCESSFUL Borders rugby teams still involved in RBS Cup, Bowl and Shield competitions face a trip to Cumbernauld if they make the finals.

Finalists in this year’s tournaments will make the journey to North Lanarkshire on Saturday, April 19 where they will play at Broadwood Stadium, regular home of Clyde FC.

The 8,000 capacity stadium has an IRB compliant artificial pitch.

The reason for the switch is to allow much needed work to take place on the new hybrid grass pitch at Murrayfield as soon as possible. Last month Scottish Rugby announced that the new pitch would be installed this spring so that it can be ready for the start of the 2014-2015 campaign.

Scottish Rugby’s President, Donald Macleod, said: “We have consulted closely with the Scottish Rugby Council in making this decision and look forward to working with North Lanarkshire Leisure and the staff at Broadwood to ensure we have a great day for the teams and their supporters.”

RBS Finals Day takes place on Saturday 19 April. Semi-finals in the RBS Cup will take place on Saturday 29 March and will see Gala host Glasgow Hawks at Netherdale.

Other Border teams still involved at various levels of their respective tournaments are St Boswells (Bowl), Berwick, Duns, Hawick Quins, Earlston and Hawick Linden (Shield) and Melrose Ladies (Cup).

Admission charges will once again be frozen for the final with tickets on sale at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions. Clubs retain the proceeds of all tickets they sell for RBS finals day.