They reversed the outcome of last season's Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools Under-18 Plate semi-final by recording a 24-22 win, scoring four tries; two of them converted by centre Fraser Waddell. Marr, missing some key players, scored tries through their centre Hamish McIntosh, hooker Lewis Anderson and scrum-half Ali Hazel, while Anderson also kicked two conversions and one penalty.
High School of Glasgow lost 25-13 away to Dollar Academy, their points being scored by Adam Macnaughton, with a try, and John Barnes with two penalties and a conversion. Glasgow High School will not play over the next two Saturdays because of half-term holidays, after which they take on St Aloysius College.
For Dollar, the full-back Jack McNicol, winger Neil Ivatt, and stand-off Gregor Haldane scored tries in a win that will raise confidence ahead of their Brewin Dolphin Cup quarter-final tomorrow against George Heriot's, who will do well to recover from their 59-0 trouncing by Merchiston on Saturday. Merchiston, though, will face an entirely different proposition when they play Strathallan at Forgandenny in what looks to be the pick of the quarter-finals.
"Since I've been here, we've never beaten Merchiston at first XV level," said Strathallan's head coach, Andy Henderson, the former Caledonia flanker. "We're really looking forward to it. We no longer fear the big sides. I think there is now a bit of belief and character in our side."
George Watson's College, the holders who play Glasgow High School in the cup quarter finals three weeks tomorrow, again showed their awesome strength with a 81-0 win demolition of Hutchesons' Grammar at Myreside. "The physical conditioning and power of the Watson's side meant that we found it very difficult to get any possession or territory," said Dan Wyatt, the Hutchesons' coach. "We've no game for a fortnight because of the holidays, so there is time for recovery and rebuilding."