Rugby News

Kings of the Sevens Pupil Rugby Success

11 June, 2019


UVI pupil, Chris, has achieved something unique and quite remarkable on the Borders Sevens Circuit this year playing for Watsonians RFC. Chris has been too old to play school rugby [...]

Jamie Dobie Signs For Glasgow Warriors

17 May, 2019

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Jamie Dobie’s attitude and determination has been praised by Merchiston Castle School’s Director of Rugby, Roddy Deans, after the school pupil signed a professional contract with Glasgow Warriors.   WATCH: [...]

International Honours for Merchiston Boys In U16 and U18 Rugby

7 May, 2019


We are proud to announce that during the Easter break, Merchiston had the strongest representation of boys from any club or school in both Scotland Under-16 and Under-18 rugby squads. [...]

Senior Rugby Dinner

5 April, 2019

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Our successful season was concluded with a warm evening of celebrating our boys’ achievements.  Sometimes in life it is important to stop and reflect on the good times. Mr Deans welcomed [...]

Rosslyn Park 7s

3 April, 2019

RugbySixth FormSport

Our Senior 7’s Team finishes joint third out of an impressive 180 schools We travelled South with a strong squad to play in the Vase Tournament.  On day one, we finished [...]

Representing Scotland at All Levels

1 April, 2019


Thirteen may be unlucky for some, but recently this number showed just how far the rugby programme within the school has come in the last few years. That is because [...]

Former Pupil Rugby Success

21 March, 2019


Three former Merchiston Castle pupils, who are making great strides in the rugby world, were back on campus recently to meet the current crop of players who are writing their [...]

Continuing to Produce Top Rugby Talent

14 March, 2019


Merchiston Castle rugby players Jamie, Matthew and Dan have been looking back on a great year – and ahead to an exciting future. The trio are all in their final [...]

Alumni News: Dave Cherry

21 January, 2019


Former Merchiston Castle School pupil, David Cherry, has “worked hard and grabbed his opportunity with both hands” according to Scotland Rugby Head Coach, Gregor Townsend, after the hooker was given [...]

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