County ace Tom Brown was among the stars as Edinburgh Rugby retained the 1872 Cup at the weekend.

The 25-year-old started on the left wing, and caught the eye with some strong runs in attack during the first leg at BT Murrayfield, on December 27.

Brown, a former Law Primary School pupil, also put in a number of crucial tackles, including one two minutes from the end to deny Glasgow winger Taqele Naiyaravoro.

Despite giving away more than five stones to the powerhouse Australian, Brown coped well with the size difference to deny Naiyaravoro on a number of occasions.

His last-ditch intervention two minutes from the end saw the 25-year-old injure his shoulder, and ruled him out of the second leg, which took place on Saturday.

He watched from the stands as a Phil Burleigh try, and nine points from Sam Hidalgo-Clyne secured a second leg 11-14 victory for Alan Solomons' side.

And that was enough to ensure the 1872 Cup remained with the Capital club for the second consecutive year.

Brown will hope his recent good form plays him into Vern Cotter's Scotland squad for the Six Nations, due to be announced next week.

He will compete with club-mate Dougie Fife for a place in the squad, and may benefit from Tim Visser's hamstring injury.