Glasgow Warriors defeat Edinburgh in Junior (under-20s) 1872 Cup

Host triumph in high scoring encounter

Glasgow Warriors defeated Edinburgh in the Junior (under-20s) 1872 Cup at Scotstoun this afternoon. Image courtesy: Scottish Rugby
Glasgow Warriors defeated Edinburgh in the Junior (under-20s) 1872 Cup at Scotstoun this afternoon. Image courtesy: Scottish Rugby

GLASGOW WARRIORS defeated Edinburgh 43-21 in the Junior (under-20s) 1872 Cup at Scotstoun this [Sunday] afternoon.

The home side raced into 19-0 lead during the opening quarter of an hour, with Iain Carmichael, Callum Folan and Andy Stirrat all crossing the try-line, while captain Euan Cunningham weighed in with two conversions.

A Matt Reid try, converted by Matt Russell, got the capital side off the mark in the 20th minute, and the scoring swung back and forth during the remainder of the half. Ali Rogers dotted down and Cunningham once again converted for Glasgow,  Gregor Scougall then scored for Edinburgh with Russell converting, before a Callum Inglis try extended Glasgow’s lead to 31-14 at the break.

The scoring rate slowed down in the second half, with Rogers claiming his second try for Glasgow, Robbie Easson scoring a Russell converted try for Edinburgh, and Cameron Murphy scoring a Cunningham converted try for the home side with just two minutes to go.

Teams – 

Glasgow Warriors: Calum Inglis (Marr); Thomas Glendinning (Glasgow Hawks), Duncan Munn (Boroughmuir Bears S6), Ben Salmon (Stirling Wolves), Ross McKnight (Stirling County S6/Glasgow Warriors); Euan Cunningham© (Stirling County S6/Glasgow Warriors), Finlay Burgess (Glasgow Hawks); Ali Rogers (Glasgow Hawks), Iain Carmichael (Glasgow Hawks), Cammy MacMillan (Catha QP), Harry Murray (Marr), Adam Flynn (Dundee Rugby), Jake Spurway (Durham University), Tim Brown (Glasgow Hawks), Jamie McEntegart VC (GHA). Replacements: Gregor Hiddleston (GHA), Cameron Murphy (Stirling Wolves), George Ratcliff (Stirling Wolves), Callum Folan (Cartha QP), Andy Syme (Glasgow Hawks), Sinjin Broad (Marr), Andy Stirrat (GHA), Callum Stephen (Robert Gordons), Archie Falconer (Stirling Wolves), Euan McAra (Biggar), Adam Wight (Newcastle University).

Edinburgh: Kieran Clark (Southern Knights/Selkirk); Mason Cullen (Jed-Forest), Ben Pickles (Selkirk), Rory Brett (Melrose), Matt Reid (Gala); Matthew Russell (Heriot’s S6/Edinburgh Rugby), Jed Gelderbloom (Heriot’s S6/Edinburgh Rugby); Archie Bogle (Heriot’s Blues), Corey Tait (Hawick), Gregor Scougall (Currie Chieftains), Andrew Cochrane (Selkirk), Sam Frizzel (Hawick), Callum Anderson (Heriot’s Blues), Connor Sutherland (Hawick), Rudi Brown (Watsonians S6/Edinburgh Rugby). Replacements: Finlay Duraj (Loretto School), Joe Noble (Melrose), Robbie Easson (Edinburgh Accies), Alistair McCallum (Currie Chieftains), Sam Derrick (Melrose), Brodie Young (Watsonians), Murray Wilson (Gala), Zack Smith (Heriot’s).

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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including The Herald/Sunday Herald, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Daily Record, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.


  1. The game should have been on SRU YouTube channel
    Would have been great to see the future pros playing each other.

    • Agreed….now so much rugby is behind a paywall let’s get youth and club rugby coverage and make it as accessible as possible.

  2. The try you said was by Cameron Murphy (2 minutes from the end) was actually by Gregor Hiddleston who wears the green skull cap. Thanks

  3. Grateful for the report David.

    It is a bit sparse though – did they let you in or not invited (again?)

    • I was welcome this time, but committed to doing the Scotland Women v Japan game and couldn’t find anyone to get to ScotStoun, unfortunately. But thought it was worth recording. Grateful to Sarah Bell at SRU for providing scorers.


      • cheers. TBF covering the women’s game – that’s not bad excuse!

        Hopefully this is the new approach – ie welcoming journalists to these games. Might be just my biases but I can’t help thinking a couple of key problems have moved on

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