Mike Myerscough is looking to lift the British and Irish Cup for the second time when he plays against London Welsh this weekend in the Final at Headingley Carnegie.

Myerscough has plenty of experience in the competition, having won the Cup with Cornish Pirates in its first year, before playing with Yorkshire Carnegie in the Final against Leinster A in 2014, and he says the chance for the side to win silverware is a huge for the players. 

“I won the competition with Cornish Pirates, which was great.  Some sides look at this as a Mickey Mouse Cup, but it’s not.  The B&I Cup is special because getting your hands on any silverware in your career is important.  It was massive to win it in the first year and I am equally exited to have another opportunity to win it this weekend.

“Everyone wants to play at home and it is a comfort, we will go out just like the last few weeks we have played at home and put in some good performances against Bedford and Moseley and so we are going into the game full of confidence.

“It’s an exciting game for the fans to watch and it’s just been how it is over the last few years.  It was a close one a few years ago in the play-offs and I think that has caused a bit of tension between the sides, a bit of rivalry, because both sides had a close chance in that game and I think both will be equally excited to win the game this weekend. We are pumped up ready for this weekend and looking forward to going out and giving it all we have got.”