Hutchie Hold on to Earn Place in Final

Article taken from the Scottish Rugby website: http://www.scottishrugby.org/content/view/754/2/

Hutcheson’s Grammar School held on to a 10-7 lead over title holders George Watson’s College at the Auldhouse playing fields in Glasgow today to put an end to any capital hopes of an all-Edinburgh Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools’ Cup finals day.

The visitors were first to take the lead after just eight minutes when Watson’s trademark expansive rugby saw the ball spun wide to wing Saunas Thomson to dot down at the touchline.

Stand-off Fraser McKay struck the conversion well from distance to add the extras, however, moments before half-time, sustained forward pressure from the dominant Hutchi pack saw the impressive number 8, Gordon Campbell, cross for a try.

Stand-off George Swankey kept his composure to make his kick and bring the sides level at the break, 7-7.In the second-half Watson’s upped the tempo and exerted sustained pressure on the hosts however a well-organised Hutchesons’ defence weathered the storm before they earned a penalty directly in front of the posts with which Swanky made no mistake, to take the lead and, ultimately, a place in the final.

The Glasgow school will face Stewart’s-Melville College in the under-15 final at Murrayfield after they went through as the winning away side from a tense 3-3 draw at New Field while their under-18 side came back from 0-3 down at Merchiston Castle School to offer the school a shot at an illustrious cup double.

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