Senior Sport - Week of 20th March and the Easter holidays

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It was a busy final week of term with a number of House Matches taking place. There were also a number of country representations over the Easter Break.

Hockey

Senior House Hockey (H) Moredun
The Senior Competition was played today. Moredun were the winners in the first round match against Kimmerghame and Glencorse against Carrington. This set up a good contest in the Final between Moredun and Glencorse which Moredun won 4-0 so congratulations to them on achieving the ‘Double’.

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Senior House Hockey Belows (H) Glencorse
The Senior Boys House Belows Hockey Competition was also played on Tuesday. The Belows tournaments are played as round-robin tournaments. Glencorse were the winners in the Senior one after finishing with maximum points. The points were as follows:

Senior Belows
1st Gl - 9 pts
2nd Ca - 6 pts
3rd Mo - 3 pts
4th Ki - 0 pts

Junior House Hockey (H) Moredun
The Junior Boys House Hockey Competition was played on Tuesday. Both of the 1st round matches were good close matches both finishing in 2-1 scores in favour of Kimmerghame and Moredun. They contested a very good final which Moredun won 3-0.

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Junior House Hockey Belows (H) Carrington
The Junior Competition was also played on Thursday. Carrington were the winners this time. They also finished with maximum points. The points table was as follows:

Junior Belows
1st Ca - 9 pts
2nd Gl - 5 pts
3rd Mo - 3 pts
4th Ki - 0 pts

Scotland U16 & U18 Hockey
Sam and Ralph W played for Scotland U18s and U16s for 3 days of matches this past weekend in Cardiff.

Ralph played for the U16s and recorded three wins against Wales with scores of 2-0, 4-1 and 9–0. Ralph was also a key member of the Grange U16 team that won the U16 Club Cup earlier in the holiday.

Sam played in the U18s and drew 1-1 against Wales. They then lost to a Swiss U21 team 1-5 but then finished on a 4–0 win against them on the last day.

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Lacrosse

Senior House Lacrosse (H) Dalmeny
1. Dalmeny
2. College West
3. College East
4. Arniston

Junior House Lacrosse Belows (H) Dalmeny
1. Dalmeny
2. College East
3. Arniston
4. College West

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U19 Home Internationals
Alice Y (captain) and Elena C were selected for the U19A team and Rosie U (captain), Cora S, Meg H, Catriona S and Abigail W were selected for the U19B team.

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Rugby

Rugby School 450th Anniversary international Sevens Tournament
Only a very fortunate few of the 8.5million current rugby players spanning across 120 counties can say that have run out on The Close, where in 1823 William Webb Ellis "picked up the ball and ran" and thus creating the game of Rugby Union. As part of Rugby Schools 450th Anniversary the school hosted an international schools U18 Sevens Tournament which Fettes College were delighted to be part of. 12 schools from 9 different countries, spanning as far afield as Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa as well covering all four home unions assembled at the school on Thursday night for a welcoming from the Headmaster of Rugby School. It didn't take long for the Fettes squad to be mixing with the other boys from different side of the world, all talking rugby and exchanging stories. An opening match on The Close against Rugby School was what awaited the squad as they woke up on Friday morning! After the tournament formalities and opening ceremony the boys got stuck into the job at hand on the pitch. First up saw the team take on the hosts Rugby School and after a nervy start the team began to attack with a lot more confidence and purpose through Jack P as well as defend with more aggression.

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Good wins over Shore School from Sydney (34-26) and Oita Maizuru for Japan and hard fought losses again Hilton College (RSA) and a very narrow loss to Marlboro College (15-19) meant Fettes ended up in 4th position in the pool after day 1 and would face Shawnigan Lake School from Canada in the Plate semi-final the following morning. Day 1 was a huge squad effort and notable mentions must go to George W for orchestrating the teams attack, Teni A and Evan L for the work rate and physicality in defence and Jack P, Grant S and Ian S pace, power and evasive running ensuring the team were able to unlock even the sternest of defended. A Formal meal ended off a fantastic opening day. A huge amount of credit must go to the squad who, although feeling the physical effects of day 1, started day 2 with an outstanding performance against Shawnigan Lake, ensuring their place in the Plate Final against Marlboro College. Sevens is a lot about momentum and in the Plate Final Marlboro seemed to control the momentum, never really giving Fettes any opportunity to hold onto the ball and generate any pressure. Credit must go to Marlboro for their performance although the final score (22-12) didn't truly reflect the competitiveness of the match. The Rugby Schools 450th Anniversary International Schools U18 Sevens Tournament was truly a memorable experience both on and off the pitch for the whole squad and all the players involved left with their heads held high. Many thanks to Mr Harrison and Mr Bedin for the work put in preparing the squad for the tournament and to Mr Bates who accompanied the squad down to Rugby.

U16 & U18 Scotland Touch Rugby
Well done to Katherine A and Lydia L who were selected for the girls U18 Scotland team and to Amaya L who was selected for the U16 mixed Scotland team.

Cricket

Girls Scottish Cricket
Catherine E was selected for the U17 Girls' Scotland Cricket team for the third year.

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