The Scottish Rugby Schools’ Cup Final returns to BT Murrayfield on Wednesday 7 December in what is set to be an action packed evening of rugby. This will be the biggest ever finals event to be hosted at the national stadium, with the Cup, Shield, Plate and Bowl trophies being contested at both under-16 and under-18 level.
The Schools’ Cup Final remains one of the highlights in the Scottish Rugby calendar and features the best schoolboy talent the nation has to offer. It represents the pinnacle of schools rugby in Scotland, and over the years BT Murrayfield has witnessed some epic encounters.
This year’s event is set to produce more drama than ever before with sixteen teams battling it out across eight finals on the same day. Furthermore we’re set to have a new winner in the under-18 Cup Final after Dollar Academy defeated George Watson’s College in the semi-final, meaning their incredible run of four consecutive titles comes to an end.
In years gone by several Scotland internationalists have made a name for themselves in the schools cup with the likes of Stuart McInally, John Barclay and Pete Horne all having lifted the trophy at BT Murrayfield. This year’s final presents an opportunity for the current crop of schools talent– including several BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy players – to showcase their skills in front of a lively crowd at the home of Scottish Rugby.
Also present on the night will be Scottish Rugby Ambassadors; Chris Paterson and Al Kellock, along with players from Scotland’s two professional sides - Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors. The latter will be offering their expert views on proceedings, as well as forming the ‘man-of-the-match’ selection panel.
Entry on the night is FREE of charge so why not head along to BT Murrayfield and watch Scotland’s stars of the future.
Both matches to be played on the international pitch: