Boroughmuir U16's - 31 : 19 Highland U16's
Boroughmuir won through to the Semi Final of the National Bowl with a win against Highland on the 3G at Murrayfield.
A great match and display from both teams. A big thanks to all the support for both teams.
Boroughmuir S1 - 11 : 36 Edinburgh Accies S1
Edin Accies dominated the first half with their strong running and support play. Boroughmuir's tackling was not committed enough and allowed Accies to capitalise running in 5 unanswered tries. Accies forwards were just that bit quicker to the breakdowns and this enabled them to win good ball and get out to their backs. (0 - 18)
After half time, Boroughmuir played with much more conviction and produced an greatly improved display from the first half. Muir still had to make more tackles but started to compete more and ran in some well worked tries. Accies continued to play well and the strong running of their big no.14 all day was more than a handful but we need to make sure we tackle lower & harder if we are to combat this. The second half finished 5 tries to 3 but a much closer & more contested half of rugby. (11 - 36)
A much better second half display from the Boroughmuir S1's showed how we can play and that we need to make sure that we are committed from the start when we play against bigger and well drilled teams. The first half display could have got all the Muir heads down but it didn't and showed their character and determination to get back in to the game.
Boroughmuir U18 - 17 : Highland U18 10
Boroughmuir Colts make it to another Scottish Under 18 National Cup Semi Final.
Boroughmuir colts met Highland colts on the 3g at the back of Murrayfield in what can only be described as quite an amazing quarter final match.
Even the ref said after the match that that was one of the best matches he had refereed, and one of the best for good discipline. The match started as it went on - at a blistering physical pace.
Highland's forwards were really quite awesome, coming at Muir's forwards in great bursts of play, forcing their way forward. It looked quite troublesome for a while, but the Muir forwards eventually took them on up front, with Muir's Keir Henderson working wonders with his ball carrying.
It was forwards play from both sides that helped to make this game of rugby such a wonder to watch. Muir's forwards also provided platform after platform to the backs who themselves were also awesome, running at great pace, with accurate passes going through very fast hands.
Michael Sinclair, the full back ran and ran some very dizzying runs that nobody could follow or keep up with him. George Archibald, winger, was so fast he looked like he was flying at times.
The backs were a sight to behold. Highland were no slouches when they got ball causing trouble as they rumbled up field. But with Muir's feeding of the backs, 2 tries were run in by the wizard of the Scrum, Jack Hamilton, scrum half and another blistering try by the flying winger, George Archibald.
It was 10 points each with just minutes to go, though Muir had 2 tries to Highland's 1. But unrelenting play through Highland's 22, Muir eventually broke through the defence for Jack Hamilton's 2nd try, making the score, Muir 17, Highland 10.
This was one of the best matches seen by many for quite some time.
The colts coaches, players, and the club can proud of the way in which the colts took this match on.
The colts next match is a Shield competition at Musselburgh this Saturday coming. The Cup semi-final is to be held on the 1st February against Jed Forest. Venue to be decided.