Rugby: Edinburgh win Schools Cup

Edinburgh ACADEMY lifted the Brewin Dolphin Under-16 Scottish Schools Cup after beating Stewart's-Melville 36-8 at Murrayfield.

Victorious Edinburgh Academy coach Mike Allingham, said: "We're absolutely delighted to win. I'm really happy with the way we played."

Stew-Mel coach Jimmy Moran added: "The better team won by a long way. The try before half-time killed us a bit but what I would say is that the players are a real credit to the school. It would've been easy to give up so I was proud to see them push for a try at the end."

Accies' tries came from No.?8 Andrew McWilliam, centre Tom Grey (two), scrum-half Fraser Graham and winger William Graham. Stew-Mel grabbed a consolation effort through flanker Shane Brown.

Stewart's-Melville College: Ryan Frost; Damon Salmanzedeh, Russell Grant, Jesper Price, Scott Murchie; Scott Docherty, Mark Statham; Will Kesley, Lewis Begbie, Bruce Gorrie, Matt Hutcheson, Alex Clayton, Shane Brown, Mark Lowes, Harry Turner. Substitutes: Grant Baillie, Graeme Wilson, Chris Ward, Ali Scott, Peter Mair, Rory Gardner, Cammy McCall

Edinburgh Academy: Sam Bendit; Michael Scott, Alex Swan, Tom Grey, William Graham; Gair Currie, Fraser Graham; Francois Masure, Mack Millar, Constantinos Plevris-Papaioannou, Jamie Spratt, James Balfour, Fergus Greig, Rory Simpson, Andrew McWilliam. Substitutes: Tom Mullen, Colin Steedman, Jamie Lanc, Callum Peace, Connor Turner, Robin Rowbottom, James Wilson