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RUGBY aces Megan Gaffney and Lizzi Musgrove were delighted as they helped the University of Edinburgh to the BUCS Women's Rugby Union Championship last Thursday.

Gaffney, from North Berwick, starred as she and Scotland Women colleague Rhona Lloyd both grabbed hat-tricks in the 48-5 thrashing of Northumbria University.

Fellow county star Musgrove also added her name to the list of scorers for the Capital university side at Twickenham.

Gaffney was named player of the match, and praised the efforts of her team-mates in clinching the title.

She said: "I had an easy job - I just had to run them in.

"Full credit has to go to the team, that was a complete team performance.

"That was the best we've played all year."

Musgrove, meanwhile, was thrilled to have run out at BT Murrayfield and Twickenham in her first season playing the sport.

The 20-year-old. who lives near Drem, told Courier Sport: "It was absolutely amazing.

"It was a great experience, and the game wasn't bad either!"

Musgrove, who followed in Gaffney's footsteps as a pupil at North Berwick High School, hailed a whole squad effort.

"They [Scotland caps] are a massive part of the team but there have been games where some, or all, of them haven't been available and we've still won so the team is still strong without them,” she said.

"Megan and Rhona were fantastic and for me it's been fantastic to come into a team with them and I've learned so much.

"They're so friendly as well – they're always offering me advice."

The full-back also revealed there were a few sore heads after the university's first BUCS Championship success in 19 years.

"We all went out in Twickenham on Thursday night.

"I think there were some regrets when we had to get the train home on Friday."