EASTWOOD High School in Newton Mearns are the first school through to the knock-out stages of the 2019 SP Energy Networks Warriors Championship after the opening round of qualifying at Scotstoun on Wednesday, February 7.

They were impressive during an entertaining day of rugby as an S1 and S2 boys’ team and an under-15 girls’ team from five schools competed across 30 matches.

Eastwood High School edged out Annan Academy, Loudoun Academy, Smithycroft Secondary School and Stonelaw High School to qualify out their group at the third time of asking.

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Across 12 matches, Eastwood’s three sides scored a total of 63 tries with their girls winning all four matches.

Eastwood High School PE teacher Gordon Reid said: “I’m really delighted for the pupils, they played some terrific rugby.

“It was a great day and it’s always good to come down to Scotstoun for what is a fantastic tournament.

“We were two points off qualifying two years ago and last year we were in a group with Shawlands Academy who ended up winning the competition, so to qualify now is amazing.

“The players are absolutely buzzing, they did themselves proud.”

The semi-finals take place on March 27.