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A photo of a rugby match at the Rugby Festival at Merchiston Castle School

Twelve teams joined the action at Merchiston Castle School during the first weekend of the half term break, in a Festival of Rugby that showcased the very best of school sport.

Along with Merchiston's 1st and 2nd XV teams, two other Scottish schools, George Watson’s College, and Stewart’s Melville were joined by three Scottish clubs, Stirling County, Ayr, and Boroughmuir, and five English schools, Colston’s, Bedford, Wycliffe College, Seaford College, and Uppingham.

A photo of a rugby match at the Rugby Festival at Merchiston Castle School

A photo of a rugby match at the Rugby Festival at Merchiston Castle School

The twelve teams were split into three groups of four, and the top two from each group qualified for the Day Two Cup groups, the bottom two heading to the Day Two Plate groups.

Many congratulations to Seaford College Sports who claimed the 2021 Rugby Festival title!

Read about the full two days of rugby here.

A photo of a rugby match at the Rugby Festival at Merchiston Castle School

A photo of a rugby match at the Rugby Festival at Merchiston Castle School

A photo of a rugby match at the Rugby Festival at Merchiston Castle School

Huge thanks to all of the players, staff and volunteers who made the weekend such a fantastic event. We hope our Rugby Festival will become a key fixture for many of the top schools and clubs across Scotland and the whole of the UK.

A photo of a rugby match at the Rugby Festival at Merchiston Castle School

Players shaking hands at the Rugby Festival at Merchiston Castle School

 

 

Kirsty Nicholls