The Schools Cup Final is one of the highlights in the Scottish Rugby calendar and Strathallan U16 XV are delighted to be returning to BT Murrayfield for the third time in four years to play in the final against St Aloysius College at the national stadium.
The Perthshire team played Dollar Academy in the semi-final of the Cup competition at Strathallan on the 1st December, a closely fought match which saw Strathallan win 21 – 12.
Strathallan’s 1st XV were also in action in the semi-final of the Shield competition in a match against St Aloysius College which they won comfortably 55 – 21. They will be travelling to Edinburgh next Wednesday to play in the final against Glenalmond College on the back pitches of BT Murrayfield.
Director of Rugby, Andy Henderson commented:
“Both teams are really looking forward to their respective finals on Wednesday evening at BT Murrayfield. Preparations have been excellent in the lead up and all the players have all bought into key practice sessions which have been looking to make little improvements in every player to help the performance on Wednesday night.”
“The players are all very positive and know that only their best performance will give them the prize they are all so desperate to have after the final whistle blows. The whole school are travelling to support the teams and this along with parents, friends, family and ex-pupils will mean a huge amount to the players when they can hear everyone cheering them on. Finals are very special moments for everyone and I really believe in this group of young men and know they will do all they can to make everyone proud of them on Wednesday.”
Strathallan has a strong reputation for developing rugby players with Glasgow Warrior and current Scotland No.3 Zander Fagerson, Scotland 7’s player George Horne, Edinburgh and Scotland U20 player Jamie Ritchie, Glasgow Warrior Matt Fagerson and Scotland U20 Murray McCallum among their alumni.