Rugby News

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 [...]

Scottish Schools’ Cup U18 Winners

6 December, 2018

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Merchiston is justly famous for its reputation in sport and not least for its highly successful rugby at all levels.  This year looks like being no different as Merchiston’s 1XV [...]

Merchiston Team of the Week

4 December, 2018


The Team of the Week is underpinned by our inclusive SOLID CASTLE culture and is a way to recognise when our boys excel through our Rugby Programme, as rugby is [...]

Alumni News: James Johnstone

3 December, 2018


Next week our U18 Team will head to BT Murrayfield for the Scottish Schools’ Cup Final – and our current crop of players have plenty of role models to look [...]

Scottish Schools Cup Final Place Confirmed

23 November, 2018


After a very tight game yesterday at Merchiston, we are delighted to have earned a place in the Scottish Schools Cup Final, which will be played at Murrayfield on Wednesday [...]

First Scottish School to use Rhino Pro scrum 360

14 November, 2018


We are extremely lucky to be the first school to have the use of the new Rhino Pro scrum 360 scrummaging machine. Rod Smith, who attended Merchiston from 1985 to [...]

St Joseph’s Rugby Festival

25 October, 2018

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The annual St Joseph’s Rugby Festival gave the Merchiston Squad a big opportunity to build on what had already been a great start to the season. On day one, we [...]

Langley U15 Rugby Festival Winners

22 October, 2018

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During Half Term, the Merchiston Castle School U15 rugby squad travelled south to Norwich to compete with the best rugby playing schools in England at the annual Langley School U15 [...]

Summer Rugby Camps

16 October, 2018


We are delighted to announce that next year’s rugby camp will run from Sunday 21 July 2019 to Friday 26 July 2019. Please click here to register. Our rugby camp [...]

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