Scottish Rugby Schools' Cup

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The Scottish Rugby Schools' Cup is the annual Scottish schools' rugby union cup competition.[1] Competitions are held at under 18 and under 16 age group levels and are organised by Scottish Rugby;[1] the finals are held at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.[1]

The competitions have had many different formats over the years. For season 2018-19 there are four competitions for each age group: The Cup, The Shield, The Plate and The Bowl;[1] the main cup competitions involve a straight knock-out format.[2] In 2013-14 a new shield competition was introduced for those teams eliminated in the preliminary and first rounds of the cup competitions.[1]

The fixtures and results are regularly posted on the Scottish Rugby website and in the mainstream media. Previous sponsors include the Bank of Scotland, Bell Lawrie White and Brewin Dolphin.

U18 Cup[edit]

Key:

Match tied - cup shared

The inaugural competition took place from the start of the 1983-84 season.[3]

Prior to the 1997-98 season most Independent schools did not participate in the U18 Cup.

Winners of the U18 Cup competition include:

Season Winner Score Runner-up
1983-84 North Berwick High School 6-0 Marr College[3]
1984-85 Galashiels Academy 21-9 Dunblane High School[4]
1985-86 Galashiels Academy 10-0 Dunblane High School[5]
1986-87 Kelso High School Dunblane High School[3]
1987-88 Galashiels Academy St Aloysius' College[3]
1988-89 St Aloysius' College 16-0 Galashiels Academy[6]
1989-90 St Aloysius' College 19-15 Galashiels Academy[7]
1990-91 Galashiels Academy St Aloysius' College[3]
1991-92 Marr College[3]
1992-93 St Aloysius' College[3]
1993-94 Marr College 16-12 St Aloysius' College[8]
1994-95 St. Aloysius' College 42-17 Queen Victoria School[3]
1995-96 St. Aloysius' College 13-12 Peebles High School[9]
1996-97 Galashiels Academy 8-7 High School of Dundee[10]
1997-98 Merchiston Castle School 27-8 Edinburgh Academy[11]
1998-99 Stewart's Melville College 8-3 Merchiston Castle School[12]
1999-00 Merchiston Castle School 22-8 Dollar Academy[13]
2000-01 Merchiston Castle School 10-5 Fettes College[14]
2001-02 Merchiston Castle School 44-21 George Watson's College[15]
2002-03 Dollar Academy 19-13 Stewart's Melville College[16]
2003-04 Dollar Academy 27-14 High School of Dundee[17]
2004-05 Dollar Academy 13-10 High School of Dundee[18]
2005-06 Stewart's Melville College 32-0 Robert Gordon's College[19]
2006-07 Bell Baxter High School 20-8 Dollar Academy[20]
2007-08 Merchiston Castle School 15-3 George Watson's College[21]
2008-09 Fettes College 39-28 Stewart's Melville College[22]
2009-10 Edinburgh Academy 13-11 Stewart's Melville College[23]
2010-11 Stewart's Melville College 19-10 Edinburgh Academy[24]
2011-12 Edinburgh Academy 12-11 George Watson's College[25]
2012-13 George Watson's College 22-17 Merchiston Castle School[26]
2013-14 George Watson's College 31-17 High School of Dundee[27]
2014-15 George Watson's College 23-17 Merchiston Castle School[28]
2015-16 George Watson's College 30-27 Dollar Academy[29]
2016-17 Stewart's Melville College 36-32 Dollar Academy[30]
2017-18 Strathallan School 52-8 Glenalmond College[31]
2018-19 Merchiston Castle School 40-7 St Aloysius' College[32]

U16 Cup[edit]

The inaugural competition took place from the start of the 2004-05 season.[33]

From season 2010-11 the competition evolved from the U15 Cup into the U16 Cup.

Winners of the U15 Cup competition include:

Season Winner Score Runner-up
2004-05 North Berwick High School 21-10 Galashiels Academy[34]
2005-06 Galashiels Academy 22-17 Robert Gordon's College[35]
2006-07 George Watson's College 12-5 Edinburgh Academy[36]
2007-08 George Watson's College 7-5 George Heriot's School[37]
2008-09 Edinburgh Academy 29-21 George Watson's College[38]
2009-10 Hutcheson's Grammar School 10-8 Stewart's Melville College[39]

Winners of the U16 Cup competition include:

Season Winner Score Runner-up
2010-11 Edinburgh Academy 36-8 Stewart's Melville College[40]
2011-12 George Watson's College 38-0 Dollar Academy[41]
2012-13 Merchiston Castle School 10-5 Strathallan School[42]
2013-14 George Watson's College 19-8 St Aloysius' College[43]
2014-15 Merchiston Castle School 25-24 Dollar Academy[44]
2015-16 George Watson's College/Strathallan School 5-5 [45][46]
2016-17 St Aloysius' College 10-3 Strathallan School[47]
2017-18 George Watson's College 64-19 Stewart's Melville College[48]
2018-19 George Watson's College 15-5 High School of Dundee[49]

Scotland internationalists[edit]

A number of full Scotland internationalists have played in the schools' cup; some of whom are listed below:

References[edit]

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