Borders schools dominate national plate finals

Jedburgh Grammar School 39 Peebles High School 12

Pre-match favourites Jedburgh Grammar School proved the pundits correct by running in seven tries to achieve a comfortable win over Borders rivals Peebles High School in the Brewin Dophin Scottish Schools under 16 Plate final on the back pitch at Murrayfield

Scorers Peebles HS Tries Owen, Beveridge Con Freeman Jedburgh GS Tries Marshall (3), Gibson (2), Munro, Cowan Cons Skeldon, Stewart.

Jedburgh GS under-16: Rory Smith; Joe Amos, Cameron Munro, Rory Marshall, Finlay Duff; Elliot Stewart, Josh Halley; Ryan Gibson, Cole Lothian, Arron Storrie, Clark Skeldon, Scott Samson, Oliver Ryan, Craig Cowan, Grant Paxton Subs Robbie Wallace, Nick Arnold, Calum McNeil, Robbie Douglas, Calum Young, Craig Hall, Arron Richardson

Peebles HS under-16: David Campbell; Kieran Owens, Lewis Tait, Olly Freeman, James Jacek; Craig Pringle, Jack Harrison; William Napier, Ryan Stewart, Alistair Dennis, Calum Holt, Ryan Little, Sam Bertram, Murray Phaup, Sam Matthews Subs Blair Laurie, Ronan Caine, Jamie Atkinson, Andrew McLaren, Murray Brown, Chris Scott, Ross Beveridge

Referee A Obreja

Earlston High School 33 Carrick Academy 22

On a Borders-dominated night, Earlston High School lifted the Brewin Dolphin under 18 Plate trophy after defeating Carrick Academy 33-22 in what was the highest quality final of the tier two competition in recent years.

Scorers Earlston High School Tries Spence (2), Kerr, Rogerson, Chalmers Cons Chalmers (4) Carrick Academy Tries McCreath, Wyllie, Clark, Ward Con Wyllie

Earlston High School : Russell MacKay; James Park, Luke Riddell, Conor Spence, Sam Stewart; Ben Chalmers, Gavin Wood; Calum Crookshank, Cameron Mackay, Murray Kerr, Jack Chambers, Angus Runciman, Zack Rowlands, Michael Rogerson, Andrew Bond. Subs Hamish McNeil, Murray Nairn, Elliot Ruthven, Mathew Wardhaugh, Ben Macgowen, Rory Tolland, Richard Taylor

Carrick Academy Lewis Clark; Blair Cooper, Michael Green, John Dewar, Aiden McCartney; Connor Wyllie, Grant Ward; Jonathan Webster, Daniel Wallace, Robbie McCreath, Ewan Parker, Gavin McMillan, Andre Hudson,

Blair Jardine, Gordon Gregor Subs Craig Stevenson, Connor Munro, Scott Cree, Marc Nisbet

Referee R Gillan