Scotland U18 will face Ireland in the 7th/8th Play off in the u18 European Championships after losing in a penalty shoot out to Portugal.
Almost unbelievably the game against the Portuguese, whom England had beaten 85-5 at the weekend â€“ a team Scotland had run close a few weeks ago, finished 0-0 after 75 minutes, an almost unheard of result in Rugby Union.
The Portuguese then won the penalty shoot out 3-2, to put them into the 5th/6th play off with Wales, who beat Ireland 14-9 in their match.
Scotland U18 Head Coach Eddie Pollock was disappointed after the game, saying:
â€œWeâ€™re very disappointed with the way things went tonight, especially coming off the back of a couple of good performances. We managed to dominate possession throughout the game yet committed too many errors, and were turned over at the contact too often.â€
â€œThe conditions were poor which meant it was never going to be a fluid, high-scoring game, yet we had a number of scoring opportunities, including two kicks at goal, which we failed to take advantage of.â€
â€œWe have another big Test match this weekend and now need to pick ourselves up, focus on the task ahead and get the win.â€
Scotland U18 XV:
15 Saul Melvin-Farr (Edinburgh Academy/Edinburgh Academicals)
14 Darcy Graham (Hawick High School/Hawick Wanderers)
13 Alastair Greig (Stewartâ€™s Melville College/Stewartâ€™s Melville)
12 Grant Huggan (Hawick Wanderers)
11 Ross McCann (Royal High School/RHC Cougars)
10 Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Academy/Edinburgh Academicals)
9 Andrew Simmers (Glasgow Academy/Glasgow Hawks)
1 George Thornton (Moulton College/Market Harborough)
2 Fraser Renwick (Hawick High School/Hawick Wanderers)
3 Fergus Bradbury (Merchiston Castle School)
4 Luke Crosbie (Currie)
5 Callum Hunter-Hill (Stewart’s Melville)
6 Alexander Craig (Hartpury College/Gloucester)
7 Thomas Gordon (Currie)
8 Bruce Flockhart (Strathallan School/Highland)
Replacements:â€¨Jack Solman (Sedbergh School), Adam Nicol (Queen Anne High School.Dunfermline), Blair Robertson (Kelso Harlequins), Hamish Bain (George Watsonâ€™s College/Currie), Matthew Fagerson (Strathallan School), Charlie Shiel (Royal High School/RHC Cougars), Gregor Haldane (Stowe School/Northampton Saints), Robbie Nairn (George Watsonâ€™s College/Currie), Connor Eastgate (Henley/Wasps), Craig Pringle (Loretto School/Melrose), Michael Dewar (Abingdon School/Wasps).