Glasgow Warriors U20 lift Junior 1872 Cup
After a two-year break, FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy representative games got back underway this afternoon with the U20 Junior 1872 Cup at Scotstoun.
Glasgow Warriors showed their dominance from the very beginning when hooker Iain Carmichael secured the ball down over the try line from the back of a lineout maul, stand-off and captain Euan Cunningham adding the extra two points on offer.
The hosts stretched their lead further on 10 and 14 minutes with tries by Callum Folan and Andy Stirrat, Cunningham added a conversion to Folan’s try. [19-0]
Edinburgh Rugby got on the scoresheet half-way through the first forty minutes when winger Matt Reid opened their scoring with Matt Russell converting. [19-7]
Warriors responded almost immediately with the first of two tries by prop Ali Rodgers, with Cunningham once again adding the extra two points on offer.
At the half-hour mark Edinburgh captain Gregor Scougall got on the scoresheet for the visitors with Russell adding the extra points on offer. [26-14]
Callum Inglis, Warriors full-back, took the hosts further ahead three minutes later when he scored their fifth try of the afternoon.
HALF-TIME: Glasgow Warriors U20 31-14 Edinburgh Rugby U20
Glasgow’s prop Ali Rodgers bundled over for this second try of the afternoon, ten minutes into the second-half.
With less than ten minutes to go Edinburgh’s Robbie Easson got over the try line with Russell adding the conversion to make it 36-21.
Warriors showed their dominance once more when Cameron Murphy crossed the try line with less than two minutes to go. Cunningham added the conversion to secure Glasgow’s victory and lift the U20 Junior 1827 Cup.
FULL-TIME: Glasgow Warriors U20 43-21 Edinburgh Rugby U20
Edinburgh Rugby: TRY Matt Reid, Gregor Scougall, Robbie Easson CON Matt Russell (3)
Glasgow Warriors: TRY Iain Carmichael, Callum Folan, Andry Stirrat (2), Ali Rogers (2), Cameron Murphy CON Euan Cunningham (4)
Edinburgh Rugby U20: 15. Kerian Clark (Southern Knights), 14. Mason Cullen (Jed-Forest RFC), 13. Ben Pickles (Selkirk RFC), 12. Roly Brett (Melrose Rugby), 11. Matt Reid (Gala Rugby), 10. Matt Russell (Heriot’s Rugby / Edinburgh Rugby)**, 9. Jed Gelderbloom (Edinburgh Rugby); 1. Archie Bogle (Heriot’s Blues), 2. Corey Tait (Hawick RFC), 3. Gregor Scougall CAPTAIN (Currie Chieftains), 4. Andrew Cochrane (Selkirk RFC), 5. Sam Frizzel (Hawick RFC), 6. Callum Anderson (Heriot’s Blues), 7. Connor Sutherland (Hawick RFC), 8. Rudi Brown (Watsonians Rugby / Edinburgh Rugby)**.
Replacements: 16. Finlay Duraj (Loretto School), 17. Joe Noble (Melrose Rugby), 18. Robbie Easson (Edinburgh Accies), 19. Alistair McCallum (Currie Chieftains), 20. Sam Derrick (Melrose Rugby), 21. Brodie Young (Watsonians Rugby), 22. Murray Wilson (Gala Rugby), 23. Zack Smith (Heriot’s Blues), 12. Harris Rutherford (Gala RFC).
Glasgow Warriors U20: 15. Andy Stirrat (GHA),, 14. Thomas Glendinning (Glasgow Hawks), 13. Duncan Munn (VC) (Boroughmuir Bears), 12. Ben Salmon (Stirling Wolves), 11. Ross McKnight (Stirling County / Glasgow Warriors)**, 10. Euan Cunningham CAPTAIN (Stirling County / Glasgow Warriors)**, 9. (22)Finlay Burgess (Glasgow Hawks); 1. Ali Rodgers (Glasgow Hawks), 2. Iain Carmichael (Glasgow Hawks), 3. Cammy MacMillan (Cartha Queens Park), 4. Harry Murray (Marr Rugby), 5. Adam Flynn (Dundee HSFP), 6. Jake Spurway (Durham University), 7. Tim Brown (Glasgow Hawks), 8. (21) Jamie McEntegart (VC) (GHA).
Replacements:16. Gregor Hiddleston (GHA), 17. Cameron Murphy (Stirling Wolves), 18. George Ratcliff (Stirling Wolves), 19. Callum Folan (Cartha Queens Park), 20. Andy Syme (Glasgow Hawks), 21. Sinjin Broad (Marr Rugby), 22. Callum Stephen (Gordonians RFC), 23. Archie Falconer (Stirling Wolves), 24. Euan McAra (Biggar RFC), 25. (22) Adam Wight (Newcastle University).