TWO East Lothian rugby stars were celebrating lifting the Donna Kennedy Cup last weekend.

Scotland 7s cap Liz Musgrove, who lives near Drem, was joined in the winning East of Scotland side by second row Sarah McCormack, from Musselburgh.

Former North Berwick High School pupil Musgrove, 20, started the match at full-back, while Murrayfield Wanderers’ McCormack joined the fray from the bench.

And the 25-year-old was delighted to have played her part in the victory on the back pitches at BT Murrayfield

She hailed a “fantastic day” as she joined a cast of 18 fully capped internationalists for the annual contest, played in recognition of Scotland's most capped woman of all time.

McCormack told Courier Sport: “I am just so grateful for getting the opportunity to play.”

A first representative match for the second row allowed her to pit herself against the liks of Hillhead duo Louise McMillan and Gemma Forsyth, both part of the Scotland set-up, and on Sunday part of the West pack.

And McCormack reflected on the match, adding: “It was a lot more fast-paced than I normally play in, with the exception of games against Hillhead – those games are just as fast paced.”

While she was keen to enjoy the Donna Kennedy Cup triumph, McCormack also turned her attentions to the potential of international honours.

She added: “I’m mostly just enjoying things as they come but there is always the goal there to reach international level.

“It will just take a lot more hard work from myself to make that happen.”

Musgrove and McCormack were on the victorious side after a star-studded East team, which included Scotland caps Rhona Lloyd, Helen Nelson and Lisa Thomson, stormed to a 43-22 win.