Derby Days Galore In Schools’ Cup Semi

It’s derbies galore in the semi-final of the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools’ Cup drawn live by Scotland head coach Andy Robinson on the STV Rugby programme following Glasgow Warriors 1872 Cup derby victory (25-12) over Edinburgh.

Despite three Schools taking six of the eight available semi-final slots, there were no double-headers from the draw – though fortune favoured The Edinburgh Academy as their Cup holding under-15 side and their under-18s drew home advantage against Stewart’s-Melville College and George Watson’s College respectively.

Stewart's-Melville College's under-15 and 18s will travel for the semi-final
It’s derbies galore in the semi-final of the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools’ Cup drawn live by Scotland head coach Andy Robinson on the STV Rugby programme following Glasgow Warriors 1872 Cup derby victory (25-12) over Edinburgh.

Despite three Schools taking six of the eight available semi-final slots, there were no double-headers from the draw – though fortune favoured The Edinburgh Academy as their Cup holding under-15 side and their under-18s drew home advantage against Stewart’s-Melville College and George Watson’s College respectively.

The only representation outside of the capital, Glasgow’s Hutchesons’ Grammar School, drew home advantage in the under-15 competition against last season’s beaten finalists George Watson’s College while Merchiston Castle School host last season’s under-18 runners-up Stewart’s-Melville College.

Scottish Rugby’s head of community rugby, Colin Thomson, said: “The Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools’ Cup has, for the past five months, been the highlight of the rugby calendar for thousands of young school boy rugby players.

“The semi-finalists are now just one game away from the winner-takes-all final on the international pitch at Murrayfield – the culmination of over 230 Scottish secondary schools going head to head since September.”

Last season over 5000 supporters turned out at the Brewin Dolphin Scottish School’s Cup final.

Like all Scottish Rugby youth and age-grade representative fixtures, admission to the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools’ Cup final on Wednesday 20 January is free.

BREWIN DOLPHIN SCOTTISH SCHOOLS’ CUP 2009/2010 SEMI-FINAL DRAW

UNDER-15 CUP SEMI-FINAL
The Edinburgh Academy v Stewart’s-Melville College
Hutchesons’ Grammar School v George Watson’s College

UNDER-18 CUP SEMI-FINAL
Merchiston Castle School v Stewart’s-Melville College
The Edinburgh Academy v George Watson’s College

The Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools’ Cup final, Murrayfield Stadium, Wednesday 20 January, ADMISSION IS FREE