U18 and First XV reports by Mr Steve Brown
Gordonstoun 1st XV vs Dundee RFC
The First XV continued their winning start to the season with a convincing 51-14 victory over Dundee Rugby in league fixture.
U15 XV vs Dundee RFC
Gordonstoun made the long trip to Dundee on Sunday and came away with a well deserved victory. Playing with the elements and slope in the first half, it was the away side who started brightly. Showing no sign of the coach trip, they opened the scoring through Centre, Conrad H, in his first game of the season. This was followed a few minutes later by a try from No 8, Will B. Inside Centre, Hugh B, kicked accurately all afternoon, converting a try and a penalty to put Gordonstoun in command after the first 20 minutes. The home side, who had seen very little possession, sprang into life with a wonderful move from first phase to score under the posts. Not deterred, the visitors hit back again to take a commanding lead into half time.
The Gordonstoun forwards were winning the breakdown with great driving play from Alvaro M and Murdo L and, in his first full game, Leon K had full control of the line out. However, after the break, the home side started to get into the match. They looked more threatening and were using the wind well to keep Gordonstoun pinned in their own half. The defence was tested but the line speed of the backs meant that Dundee struggled to put the phases together. But with some excellent continuity the visitors fought their way back into the opposition half and managed further scores from Conrad and Will. As the match neared its conclusion Gordonstoun tired and the away side managed to score three tries in the last twenty minutes but by then the game was won. Special mention to must go to Freddy G and Leon MW who were both outstanding on their rugby debut.
Gordonstoun 1st XV vs Perthshire RFC
The First XV got the new season off to a winning start with an excellent league win over Perthshire. The team made light of early season rustiness and played with real intensity and considerable flair in the 49-21 victory.