Stewart's-Melville College rugby player suffers serious head injury in final

A schoolboy rugby player suffered a serious head injury in the Scottish Schools Cup final at BT Murrayfield last night.

BT Murrayfield hosted the Scottish Schools Cup finals. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

The boy, thought to be 15, was playing for Stewart’s-Melville against George Watson’s College in the final of the under-16 competition when he sustained the injury.

He required a period of treatment on the park before eventually being carried off on a stretcher.

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He was treated by doctors at the stadium and then taken to hospital.

A statement from the Scottish Rugby Union said: “A Stewart’s-Melville player was treated for a serious head injury at the Schools Cup Final at BT Murrayfield tonight. He was attended by three on-site doctors and subsequently transferred by ambulance to hospital for further assessment.

“Scottish Rugby is in contact with both the school and relevant medical professionals at this time and will not be making any further statement until a clearer outcome of the injury is known.”