BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy Finals Day

6 days ago By Bob Coats

Sixteen Hawks selected for Murrayfield

Congratulations from everyone at the Club to the following Hawks players selected to represent Glasgow & The West in their respective Final at Murrayfield tomorrow.

U16
Eoin Cameron, John Paterson, Robbie Renwick, James Kemp, Graeme Macdonald,
Max Hedgecoe & Luke Armstrong

U18
Scott Bell, Callum Coats, Ruaridh McCall, Murray Godsman

U20
Euan Rintoul, Sam Yawayawa, Dan York, Paul Cairncross & Peter Steele

It promises to be an excellent advert for age-grade rugby and we would encourage anyone to make the journey through (enter from Ice rink end).

Entry is free.
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From scottishrugby.org

Scotland’s top young rugby talent will descend on the home of Scottish Rugby this Sunday (13 August) at the BT Sport Academy Finals Day.

The action-packed day at BT Murrayfield Stadium is the culmination of the 22-match regional series, played across the country, and will see 16 teams compete across eight fixtures for end-of-series glory.

All fixtures are free to attend, with the first game kicking off at 10am.

For the first time the event will be complemented by a temporary, 500-seat stand at the synthetic pitch to accommodate supporters and generate an atmosphere for the finals.

In the U20 final, Glasgow & The West will be looking to make amends after narrowly missing out on being crowned champions last year as they face the Borders & East Lothian.

In both the U16 and the U18 final, Caledonia will go head-to-head with Glasgow & The West after the teams defeated their counterparts Edinburgh and Borders & East Lothian respectively last Sunday (6 August) at Lasswade.

East Women are hoping to retain the Donna Kennedy Cup for the third time in a row as they clash with West Women, with the fixture featuring 18 Scotland Women test cap players.

An East v West U18 Girls fixture has also been added to Finals Day to accompany the popular senior East v West Women’s fixture.

Head of Academy and Performance Programmes, Stephen Gemmell, said: “We’re delighted that the BT Sport Academy Finals Day is again culminating here at BT Murrayfield.
The games so far have been excellent and year on year the standard continues to improve. That is a credit to the players, the BT Sport Academy, their regional programmes, clubs and schools. The temporary stand on the back pitches is a hugely exciting new initiative and will bring a real sense of occasion and atmosphere for all involved.”

The regional series has been a key platform for exposure for more than 400 players and 45 coaches to a more intensified, competitive environment and continues to provide individuals with several opportunities to promote themselves for selection into the BT Sport Academy and the respective national teams.

BT Sport Academy Finals Day

East U18 v West U18 Girls; 4G (kick-off 10am)

U20 Play Off, Caledonia v Edinburgh; Pitch 3, (kick-off 10.30am)

U16 Play Off, Edinburgh v The Borders & East Lothian; Pitch 2, (kick-off 12 noon)

U18 Play Off, Edinburgh v The Borders & East Lothian; Pitch 1, (kick-off 12 noon)

Donna Kennedy Cup Final, 4G (kick-off 1pm)

U20 Final, Glasgow & The West v The Borders & East Lothian; 4G (kick-off 3.15pm)

U18 Final, Caledonia v Glasgow & The West; 4G (kick-off 5.15pm)

U16 Final, Caledonia v Glasgow & The West; 4G (kick-off 7.15pm)

Updated 18:26 - 14 Aug 2017 by Hugh Barrow

Where next?

BT Academy Finals Roundup of the action
Hawks renew Newcastle connection Blaydon match will be played at Kingston Park

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Fixtures
Sat 19 Aug
a
1st XV Blaydon
Friendly 15:00
a
2nd XV Blaydon
Friendly 15:00
a
Friendly 15:00
Sun 20 Aug
h
Training 12:00
h
Training 12:00
h
U16 Training
Training 13:00
h
U15 Training
Training 13:00
Tue 22 Aug
h
U18 Training
Training 18:30
Thu 24 Aug
h
U18 Training
Training 18:30
Sat 26 Aug
h
League 14:00
a
1st XV Hawick
Friendly 15:00

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