There was a buzz around Countesswells last Wednesday afternoon when we welcomed the High School of Glasgow for the semi final of the U18 Schools’ Shield. There was plenty of support for the RGC 1st XV in the grandstand despite the miserable weather conditions. Mr Currie reported on the nail-biting end to the match: “Leading 14-5 at the start of the second half they faced a lot of pressure and dealt with it very well. Entering the last 5 minutes with the score 14-10 to RGC, High School of Glasgow broke through the RGC line to score from their own 22. Our boys were understandably disappointed not to have seen the game out. I was proud of their effort in tough conditions, and we'll learn from this setback and move on with the rest of the season.” All credit to Mr Currie and the boys for getting as far as they did in the competition.
On Saturday our fixtures were against Dollar Academy with good wins for the S1A and S1B teams. It’s encouraging to see the enthusiasm coming up through Junior School with Mr Currie commenting on the P6 match: “ It was a close and competitive match. There were some excellent tries and tackles from both teams and with a bit more passing, the boys will score more tries.”
The girls enjoyed their first meeting of the season against a strong George Watson’s side on a very wet Saturday morning. The S3B team was delighted to win despite being 2-0 down at half time. However a hatrick from Emilia A along with a goal from Isabella G turned things around for a very convincing 2nd half that secured their win. The S2B, S1A and S1B teams were very pleased with their draws, demonstrating excellent teamwork.
The boys 1st XI and U14s didn’t have too far to travel for their midweek friendlies against Aberdeen Grammar.
On Thursday we met up with Aberdeen Grammar again, this time for netball in a friendly tournament with the S1s. Mrs Fraser highlighted the excellent turnout saying, “We had 20 RGC girls play across 8 x 8-minute quarters. Great for them to all get match playing experience and everyone enjoyed themselves.”
On Thursday a large group of RGC swimmers headed to Aberdeen Sports Village for the Scottish Schools Swimming trials. Mrs Hill said afterwards that she was delighted with the pupils’ performances.
Team of the Week:
S1B rugby who won 20-4 against Dollar. A very spirited performance with good displays from Brodie D, Jacob M and David A.
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