Hawks' coach predicts a classic
April 21, 2000
Glasgow Hawks coach Bill MacDonald believes the Murrayfield crowd will be treated to a high-scoring classic when they face Boroughmuir in the BT Cellnet Cup on Saturday.
Both clubs have racked up over 240 points each in five games en route to the end-of-season final and the weekend showpiece promises to be anything but boring.
The Hawks have beaten an impressive group consisting of Annan, Heriot's, West of Scotland, Melrose and Gala along the way and now only the Edinburgh side stand in their way of the trophy.
MacDonald insists Boroughmuir will be tough opponents and feels that the final has all the makings of being an exciting and high-scoring encounter.
MacDonald said, "We've got a lot of players who are more than capable of winning the cup for us but Boroughmuir also have people who can cause us some problems as well.
"I think there will be a lot of chances in this game to score tries because both sides like to attack and create openings.
"We've got a great chance and the players can't wait to get out there and sample the atmosphere and start throwing the ball about.
"Both teams are desperate for the win and both sides have great pace so I think this has the making for quite a high scoring game which can only be good for the supporters.
"We have amassed a lot of points in the cup this season and I think Boroughmuir aren't that far behind and I don't think that will change on Saturday.
"We have the options to change things and be a bit tighter but that's not what we are thinking about at Murrayfield.
"We've got a lot of match winners and we can only play as we have been doing before and we've also got a lot of pace to come off the bench so why should we change?
"Hopefully we can get another win when it matters at Murrayfield and send the supporters home happy."
Huw Richards assesses where Wales are after a mixed Six Nations, with front row seats still very much available for the World Cup
John Mitchell lapped up the action on 'Sensational Saturday' - but warns not to expect a repeat come Rugby World Cup time later this year
Craig Dowd warns England, Ireland and Wales they should play to their strengths rather than those of the All Blacks and the Wallabies
Tom Hamilton runs the rule over just where the six countries stand ahead of the global gathering in September