Rugby: Boroughmuir U18s win national cup as girls teams falter

Boroughmuir have won the National Youth Under-18 Cup in dramatic fashion with first and last-minute tries from flanker Liam McConnell securing a 31-24 victory over West of Scotland at Murrayfield.

Centre Nick Adler and winger Ozzy Canakaivata also touched down for the Edinburgh side in a thrilling match, with scrum-half Greg Anderson showing accuracy with the boot.

GHA beat Stirling County 19-15 in the Under-16s final.

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Elsewhere, Edinburgh Harlequins went down 69-12 to Stirling County in the Under-18 girls final.

Sky Phimister and Karly Conn did touch down for the Capital side on a tough afternoon.

However, Harlequins – representing a youth programme set up two years ago by Lismore in the city’s south east – deserve credit for the progress they have made.

East Lothian Girls lost 32-17 to Stirling County in the Under-16 girls final.

Emily Love, the impressive East Lothian captain and stand-off, scored two tries and sent Faye Sutherland in for number three, but Stirling were too strong.

Boroughmuir Under-18s celebrate a thrilling victory in the final of the national cup at Murrayfield