Yorkshire Carnegie head coach Bryan Redpath said it is a massive opportunity for the club this Sunday as they aim to secure the British and Irish Cup for the first time in their history and is hoping the Yorkshire public can get behind the team in their bid for silverware .

Looking ahead to the final at Headingley Carnegie Redpath said: n”It will be tough this weekend and we need to back up and be better than we were last weekend, which they will be talking about too.  We have a massive target and opportunity for the 40 or so players who have played this season in the B&I Cup as there were some Uni lads who came over to play away against Munster so it’s been a great effort from everyone and it’s key that the players reward everyone.

“The back row for London Welsh were dangerous last weekend so we need to understand that they will throw at a set piece game but they will also have a crack at us and we can’t just think it will be scrum and a drive because they are better than that and they showed that last weekend and their previous five victories on the bounce have shown that.”

Redpath is hoping the Yorkshire public can get behind the team in their bid for silverware.  “We now have a final in our own backyard and it would be great for our fans to come along and support the players who want to play for Yorkshire Carnegie and the more people we can encourage to come along through all the satellite clubs across Yorkshire or being someone who is just interested in Rugby Union or Rugby League or cricket would be fantastic.  Just come along for a good day out at Headingley Carnegie and support the players and hopefully we can play and put in a performance that they will be proud of that is a Yorkshire team."