Scottish Cup Review and Draw
The Scottish Cup Quarter Finals were contested this weekend, with the Semi Final draws being confirmed this morning.
There will be a Tennent’s National League Division One side in the men's Scottish Cup semi-finals after Heriot’s Blues won 32-30 at Gala in the last eight on Saturday.
Craig Robertson’s unconverted try double along with two Ross Cooke penalties for Gala had the visitors 10-6 up early on.
Andrew Mitchell’s converted try put Gala 13-10 to the good before Louis Meynier powered over to make it 15-13 to Heriot’s at the break.
In the second half Danny Dineen and Ross Hutchison added further tries for Heriot’s with Graham Wilson kicking seven points.
That put them 32-23 up before a late penalty try for the Maroons closed the gap to two points, but Heriot’s held on to progress. Josh Irvine and young Mason Cullen scored Gala’s tries in the second 40 minutes.
Highland pushed Tennent’s Premiership leaders Marr all the way in Inverness before losing out 17-12.
And capital duo Edinburgh Accies and Currie Chieftains are also through to the next round.
Accies put in one of their best performances of the season to defeat Jed-Forest 40-20 at Raeburn Place with Rhys Davies scoring the winning try for Currie - converted by Adam Hall - to see off Hawick 19-12.
There was great drama at Laigh Bent as GHK managed to edge out Hamilton Bulls in extra-time to progress to the men's National League Cup semi-finals.
A converted try by the home side in the 63rdminute made it 17-17 and that was still the score after 80 minutes.
The teams played 10 minutes each way and, in the 98th minute, Kyle Henderson kept his cool to slot over a drop goal and win it 20-17 for the visitors.
Tennent’s National League Division Three side Lasswade caused a shock by defeating Peebles, from the league above them, 26-17 at Hawthornden.
And they will be joined in the last four by league mates Howe of Fife who got the better of Strathmore 29-11.
Royal High and Haddington are through to the men's Edinburgh Shield final after away wins at Forrester and Dunbar respectively.
Currie Chieftains v Edinburgh Academical
Marr v Heriot's Blues
National League Cup
Howe of Fife v GHK
Lasswade v Stewart's Melville RFC or Preston Lodge RFC
East Kilbride v Hawick Harlequins or Duns
Orkney v Haddington or Royal High
Aberdeenshire v East Bowl Winner
Lochaber v Kinross
Semi-Final ties to be played on Saturday 28th March