The semi-final draw for the RBS National Youth League Cup has been made with last year’s champions, runners-up and Bowl champions reaching the under-18 Cup semi-finals and a new group of semi-finalists reaching the penultimate round of the under-18 Bowl tournament.
Scottish Rugby’s head of community rugby, Colin Thomson, said: “The RBS National Youth League Cup is hotting up as it builds towards its climax at Murrayfield.
“It’s great to see some of Scotland top young teams from previous years reaching the semi-finals as well as a host of new teams ready to compete.
“Scottish Rugby wishes all teams involved the best of luck on their road to the final.”
Stirling County won the under-18 trophy last year, beating Selkirk Youth Rugby Club 41-13. Both teams have reached this season’s national semi-finals with wins over Hamilton (10-0) and Biggar Colts (25-10) respectively.
Stirling County will take on Gala Wanderers who reached this round with a win over Highland (23-17) and Selkirk Youth Rugby Club will take on last year’s Bowl Champions Boroughmuir who reached the semi-finals through the away team ruling after reaching a 15-15 draw with Dumfries.
In the Bowl competition Peebles Colts go head-to-head with Greenock Wanderers. The teams beat Melrose (8-0) and BATs/RHC (15-0) respectively. They are joined in the race for the silverware by Perthshire who beat Musselburgh Colts in the quarter-finals (33-13) and Deeside, who reached the semis after Kilmarnock conceded their quarter-final fixture.
The under-18 Cup semi-finals will be played on Sunday 22 April unless both teams agree to play on the Saturday (21 April). The Bowl ties will also be played on the Sunday.
RBS Under-18 National Youth League Cup semi-final
Selkirk Youth v Boroughmuir
Stirling County v Gala Wanderers
RBS Under-18 National Youth League Bowl semi-final
Peebles Colts v Greenock Wanderers
Perthshire v Deeside