Carnegie prop Charlie Beech says the home support will play their part in lifting the team in their game against London Welsh in the British and Irish Cup Final this Sunday.

Speaking at a training session ahead of the game, Beech said the team are in good shape.  “Preparations have gone really well this week, the boys are really buzzing," he said.  Sometimes you have training session and things just click and they really did today so we are confident.

“We played London Welsh last week and we are expecting much of the same from them.  They have got a big bunch of forwards and they really tested us in the set piece, which is something we have prided ourselves on all year and they really challenged that.  Their backline can really fire, they have got some dangerous players out there so they are a full team threat and we have got to match it.”

Sunday’s game will be the first time Carnegie have played a Final at their home ground and Beech says the home support will be a boost for them.  “The home fans always play their part and hopefully we will get some great numbers who will really get behind the boys,” said Beech.  “Even when it’s just big John you can hear him by himself so we really do appreciate the support so come along!”

As well as competing in his second B&I Cup Final with the club, having played against Leinster A in his first season at the club, Beech also has another big game this weekend, with the junior side he coaches at Wetherby facing a chance to book a place in Junior Vase Final at Twickenham.  “Wetherby, where I coach, are in the Junior Vase semi-final and the final will be at Twickenham if they win this, which would be a once in a lifetime experience for some of those boys .  They are 50 odd games unbeaten so they are really doing well.”