President Billy McHarg and Kenny Murray will tonight attend a review of the B&I Cup at Murrayfield. This should be an interesting meeting which includes Melrose and Currie Reps as well as staff from Murrayfield. The competition has proved immensely popular with participating clubs and especially the players.
Controversially although P1 clubs support the tournament some feel it detracts from the league programme. This is not the Ayr view as we believe standards must continue to be pushed up for P1 if we wish to be be accorded our rightful place below the pro teams.
We have no doubt that the British and Irish Cup improves player standards and long may it continue. Hopefully those who represent us on the organising committee will advocate strongly for five Scottish teams to be included - what a difference that would make to the domestic game.
Let's wait and see.