MALVERN Rugby Club will be backed by more than 100 supporters as they travel to Leighton Buzzard for their RFU Midlands Intermediate Cup final on Saturday (2pm).

The Spring Lane side reached the final with a thrilling 37-32 win over Leek in the semis and head into the match after three Midlands Two West (South) wins on the trot.

Director of rugby and player Rob Cook says the side are fully deserving of their big day out.

“Days like these make rugby so rewarding,” he said.

“The players have worked so hard this season in both cups and league and to be at this stage of the season in this cup final, a North Midlands Cup semi-final and second in the league having lost just twice is testimony to all the hard work in training.

“Saturday is about enjoying the game, not getting overawed with the event, respecting our opponents and doing what we have done all season.

“We know that we will have to be at our very best to win, yet I also know Leighton Buzzard will need to be at theirs to beat us.

“I would like to thank so many for travelling to watch.

"At our last cup match the players said they could hear the crowd roaring them on and we know now we will have similar support.”

Malvern chairman John Holden said the team are looking forward to the “special” day.

He said: “This will be a great day out for the club.

"We are travelling with lots of support for what I am sure will be a great match.

“I would like to thank the committee and volunteers at Leighton Buzzard for all they are doing to make this a special day for players, committees and supporters.”

The Midlands Senior Vase final on Saturday is between Dunstablians and Spalding.

Birstall face Clee Hill in the Midlands Junior Vase showpiece.