Tomorrow night (Wednesday 5 February), the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools Shield and Plate finals will take place in the shadow of the national stadium, Murrayfield.
Four games will be played on the back-pitches, with both the under-16 and under-18 finals taking place for each trophy, making for an exciting and action-packed evening of rugby.
Scottish Rugby’s Head of Clubs and Schools, Nick Rennie, said: “Tomorrow night is one of the biggest on the schools’ rugby calendar.
“As always, we’ve got some real quality sides in the finals, so we can look forward to an exhibition of what the future has to offer for Scottish rugby.
“The night always attracts a good crowd and we can expect the school rivalries to provide a fantastic atmosphere for all involved.”
Loretto School will meet Stewart’s Melville College in the senior Shield competition. Stewart’s Melville College, were fired straight into the semi-final stages of the competition - after Bell Baxter School conceded their scheduled quarter-final tie – and recorded an emphatic victory over St Aloysius College, winning 47-12.
Loretto, have had a tougher route to the final, grasping two wins in slightly tighter affairs than their counterparts. The Musselburgh school beat Hutchesons’ Grammar School, 19-10, in their quarter-final and subsequently triumphed over Robert Gordon’s College, 24-17, in the next round to bag their spot.
In the under-18 Plate final, Perthshire school, Glenalmond College take on Gordonstoun School. En-route to the final Glenalmond, recorded an emphatic 63-0 win over Kelvinside Academy.
Their opponents, Gordonstoun, narrowly defeated a combined Marr College / Prestwick Academy side, 13-12, to book their ticket to the final.
Glenalmond College have the chance of recording a double, as they are also playing Fettes College in the under-16 Shield final. Fettes, recorded a 33-5 away win to North Berwick High School in the semi-finals, with their counterparts Glenalmond beating Hutchesons’ Grammar school, 12-0, to secure their spot in the final.
The other junior competition will see Queen Victoria School and The Royal High School battle it out for the Plate. Both sides won narrowly to claim their place in the final, Queen Victoria beating Dunbar Grammar School, 12-7, and The Royal High School were three point victors over St Columba’s School, 17-14.
Queen Victoria School v The Royal High School, 6pm
Glenalmond College v Gordonstoun School, 6pm
Glenalmond College v Fettes College, 7.45pm
Loretto School v Stewart’s Melville College, 7.45pm