Stewart’s Melville win Schools Cup in thriller

Stewarts Melville captain Ross Thompson lifts the Rugby Schools Cup after a dramatic final against Dollar
Stewarts Melville captain Ross Thompson lifts the Rugby Schools Cup after a dramatic final against Dollar
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Stewart’s Melville College got their hands on the Scottish Schools Cup for the first time in five years as they beat Dollar Academy 36-32 in a match which ended in high drama.

A crowd of 5,859 pitched up to BT Murrayfield for the annual finals day and were treated to an enthralling evening showpiece. Dollar looked to have snatched victory with a late try but were made to pay for a decision to kick out before time was up and prop Rory O’Hara drove over for the winning try. Earlier, wing Jacob Lineen, the son of Grand Slam hero Sean, bagged a hat-trick for the Capital lads. Jack Blain and Connor Doyle were the other Stew-Mel scorers, allied to skipper Ross Thompson’s three conversions.