Eastwood High School pupils took part in the 2018 SP Energy Networks Warriors Championship last week at a sun-baked Scotstoun, the home of Glasgow Warriors.

The fourth round of qualifying saw five schools enter S1 and S2 level boys’ teams and an under-15s girls’ team.

A total of 193 tries were scored across 30 matches involving 15 teams including Eastwood High School, Douglas Ewart High School, Belmont Academy, McLaren High School and Shawlands Academy.

Scotland and Glasgow Warriors star Jonny Gray took time out from training to watch the action alongside his Warriors teammates Darcy Rae and Leonardo Sarto.

Gray said: “Watching the kids today you can tell how much fun they are having, it’s great to see.

“The numbers are growing in the girls’ game and what the Scotland Women’s team is doing in the Six Nations is inspiring loads of girls to play rugby.

“There’s a lot of role models for the youngsters which has helped create a feel-good factor across the sport at all levels in Scotland.”

He added: “I tried to play football with a rugby ball initially. I had no idea about the rules but I was hooked.

“I just remember how much fun it was playing with guys I had never met before and then making new friends for life.”

At the beginning of this season Glasgow Warriors announced a three-year partnership with SP Energy Networks which saw them become the club’s Official Community Partner.

SP Energy Networks, which operates across central and southern Scotland, are working with Glasgow Warriors on a wide-range of community initiatives, including the SP Energy Networks Warriors Championship.

Twenty-five secondary schools from across the west, central and southern Scotland are taking part in the tournament.

The 2018 champions will take home the SP Energy Networks Warriors Championship trophy and will also win a set of brand new rugby kit for their school.