A GLORIOUS double is being targeted by Carrick Rugby Club as they aim to make history on Saturday.

The Maybole club return to home of rugby Murrayfield Stadium to take on Hawick Harlequins in the final of the BT Shield.

They are bidding to become the first team to win the top national event three years running and will be up against the newly-crowned East League champions.

BT West One title glory is also being targeted by the top club.

They will be roared on by an army of around 1000 fans from across the community in the Capital.

And head coach Gordon Brown is quietly confident ahead of the showdown.

He said: "The whole place is buzzing about the final. It will be a tough match against a team who have just won their league but if our guys play the way I know they can we can win. No team have won three in a row, we beat Murrayfield Wanderers and Highland in the last two finals so hopefully we can do it again."

Carrick are also well placed to win their league following a 40-3 home demolition of East Kilbride on Saturday.

Head coach Brown added: "This is the club's 40th anniversary and hopefully it can be a great year if we can also win the league. If we win two of the last three games against Greenock, Allan Glen's and Annan we will do it and that's the target."