Rugby team aiming for glory in Scottish Cup Final

The School's U16A rugby squad is getting ready for the chance to create a bit of sporting history.

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On Wednesday 5 December, the School will be aiming to win the U16 Scottish Schools Cup for the first time when its U16A team takes on George Watson’s College in the final at BT Murrayfield.

The side has already made its mark by becoming the first from the High School to make the U16 final, courtesy of victories over Preston Lodge, Linlithgow Academy, Edinburgh Academy and then, in last week’s semi-final, Fettes.

And with the School providing buses to enable current pupils to attend the showpiece game and get behind the team, PE teacher and Head Coach, Christy O’Donnell, is hoping the boys will have plenty of vocal encouragement as they seek to make it over the line.

“It’s a great achievement to make it to the final, the boys have come through a number of tough ties on the way,” he said.

“Colin Sangster (who also coaches the team) and I saw the potential in the group when we first got the boys in F3. Our aim since then has been to reach the final, and the boys have really bought into that and matured along the way.

“We want to enjoy the experience of playing on the big pitch at Murrayfield, but now that we are in the final, we want to win it. It will be a tough challenge against George Watson’s but we hope we can make it a night to remember for everyone.”

The final, which will be played on Murrayfield’s international pitch, takes place at 6pm on Wednesday 5 December.  The School is running buses to and from the match for pupils in L6-F6, but places must be reserved by 4pm on Thursday 29 November.

Entry to the final is free, no ticket required, via the West Stand. Car parking will be available on a first come, first served, basis in the Saughtonhall car park.  

Please come along and give the boys your support!