Scottish Schools Final Destined To Be An All Edinburgh Affair

The result of Saturday’s remaining pair of quarter-finals mean that the Brewin Dolphin Under-18 Scottish Schools’ Cup will be an all Edinburgh affair.

Wins for Edinburgh Academy and Stewart’s Melville College see them join Merchiston Castle School and George Watson’s College who booked their place in the semis the previous week.

The semi-final draw, announced today, sees current cup holders Edinburgh Academy take on 2007/08 champions Merchiston Castle School while George Watson’s College will face last season’s beaten finalists, Stewart’s Melville College.

The result of Saturday’s remaining pair of quarter-finals mean that the Brewin Dolphin Under-18 Scottish Schools’ Cup will be an all Edinburgh affair.

Wins for Edinburgh Academy and Stewart’s Melville College see them join Merchiston Castle School and George Watson’s College who booked their place in the semis the previous week.

The semi-final draw, announced today, sees current cup holders Edinburgh Academy take on 2007/08 champions Merchiston Castle School while George Watson’s College will face last season’s beaten finalists, Stewart’s Melville College.

In the under-16 competition, Edinburgh Academy await the winner of Hutchesons’ Grammar School v Marr College while Stew-Mel will face either George Watson’s College or North Berwick.

Elsewhere in the competition, Kirkwall Grammar booked their place in the Plate semi-final with a win over 2006/07 cup winners, Bell Baxter, and will take to the road once more in the semi-final.

Scottish Rugby’s head of community rugby, Colin Thomson, said: “The Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools’ Cup is the highlight of the rugby calendar for thousands of young school boy and girl rugby players.

“The boys’ semi-finalists are now just one game away from the winner-takes-all final at Murrayfield – the culmination of well over 200 Scottish secondary schools going head to head since September.”

Last season around 6000 supporters turned out at the Brewin Dolphin Scottish School’s Cup final at the home of Scottish Rugby.

Like all Scottish Rugby youth and age-grade representative fixtures, admission to the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools’ Cup (Saturday 5 March), Plate (Wednesday 16 March) and Bowl finals (Wednesday 9 March) are free.

Go to www.scottishrugby.org for more details.


BREWIN DOLPHIN UNDER-18 SCOTTISH SCHOOLS’ CUP SEMI-FINAL DRAW
Edinburgh Academy v Merchiston Castle School
George Watson’s College v Stewarts Melville College

BREWIN DOLPHIN UNDER-16 SCOTTISH SCHOOLS’ CUP SEMI-FINAL DRAW
(George Watson’s College or North Berwick High School, Tuesday 1 February) v Stewart's Melville College
The Edinburgh Academy v (Hutchesons' Grammar School or Marr College, Tuesday 1 February)

BREWIN DOLPHIN UNDER-18 & 16 SCOTTISH SCHOOL CUP FINALS
Saturday 5 March – Murrayfield stadium, kick-off 2pm
Saturday 5 March – Murrayfield back pitches, kick-off 4pm


BREWIN DOLPHIN UNDER-18 SCOTTISH SCHOOLS’ PLATE SEMI-FINAL DRAW
Ties to be played on or before Saturday 26 February 2011
Glenalmond College or (St Columba’s School or Banchory Academy, Tuesday 1 February) v (St Aloysius College or High School of Dundee)
(High School of Glasgow or Hawick High School, Wednesday 2 February) v (Boroughmuir High School composite or The Glasgow Academy)

BREWIN DOLPHIN UNDER-16 SCOTTISH SCHOOL PLATE 2010-2011
Pool playoff to be played by Saturday 5 February 2011 – (Winner of Pool 9) v Hawick High School

BREWIN DOLPHIN UNDER-16 SCOTTISH SCHOOLS’ PLATE SEMI-FINAL DRAW
Ties to be played on or before Saturday 26 February
The Gordon Schools or (Pebbles High School or Linlithgow Academy comp) v (St Aloysius College or Boroughmuir/J Gillespies High School)
(Kelso High School or playoff winner) v Kirkwall Grammar School

BREWIN DOLPHIN UNDER-18 AND 16 SCOTTISH SCHOOLS’ PLATE FINALS
Wednesday 16 March, venue & kick-off times TBC

CUP FINAL DATES
Saturday 5 March
Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools’ Under-18 Cup Final, Murrayfield international pitch
Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools’ Under-16 Cup Final, Murrayfield back pitches
Wednesday 9 March
Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools’ Under-18 and Under-16 Bowl Finals, Murrayfield back pitches
Wednesday 16 March
Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools’ Under-18 and Under-16 Plate Finals, Murrayfield back pitches
Sunday 27 March
Brewin Dolphin Scottish Girls’ Finals, Murrayfield back pitches (Under-18/16 Cup, Under-18/16 Shield, Under-18/16 Bowl

Current Brewin Dolphin Schools' Cup champions
Brewin Dolphin under-18 Cup – Edinburgh Academy
Brewin Dolphin under-15 Cup – Hutchesons’ Grammar School
Brewin Dolphin under-18 Plate – Wellington School
Brewin Dolphin under-15 Plate – High School of Dundee
Brewin Dolphin under-18 Bowl – Aberdeen Grammar School
Brewin Dolphin under-15 Bowl – Earlston High School
* This season the under-15 competition became under-16 in line with the Scottish Rugby safety principles of “Are you ready to play rugby?