Stewartry Performance was Robust at Scotland West Youth Under 18 Shield Final

A superb and highly entertaining game of cup rugby from two very robust Under 18’s teams.  Half time was 10-7 to Whitecraigs with Stewartry’s try coming from a great passage of forward play and drive through by Kieren McGuire (converted by Archie Picken). 

Whitecraigs RFC – 29

Stewartry RFC -14

The home team scored two early second half tries to stretch the lead to 22-7.  Stewartry fought back to take the score to 22-14 with a great try by Frazer Potts (converted by Archie Picken) after a long period of possession from Stewartry.


Whitecraigs hit back with a final try in injury time in the very last play of the game.


All credit to a young tough tackling Stewartry team of mostly age 16-17 with a squad of only 17 players v a big Whitecraigs squad of 22 and mainly aged 17 & 18.  The Stewartry squad also missing key members, Captain Alasdair Hannay and Number 10 Lochlann Spence who are both injured.


A good end to a tremendous season with high hopes for 2018-2019.



A big well done to injured Captain Alasdair Hannay who was voted players player of the year by his team mates……..very, very well deserved.


Stewartry Squad:


Murray Wright

Finlay Smith

Archie Picken

Andrew Budde (Captain)

Connor McGuire

Gregor Todd

Gregor Hamblin

Ryan Cochrane

Archie Nicolson

Lochlann Spence

Ben Spence

Tommy McGrath

Kieren McGuire

Tom Allan

Brady Rutherford

Ben Perkins

Alistair Wood

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