Mr Ally Donaldson, the school’s Director of Rugby said that “it will be a long time before a school matches our record of four consecutive titles, so that’s something the groups of players from the last four years should be immensely proud of”.
To the school’s credit, the success hasn’t been limited to the 1st XV as the under-16s shared the trophy in 2016.
Players’ accomplishments have rightly been reflected by selection for national honours. Recent Scotland u-20 squads have had a Watson’s presence of up to seven players at times. Recognition is also emphasised through the number of players securing professional playing contracts with Edinburgh, Bath, Glasgow Warriors and Harlequins to name a few.
Coach Logic time is actually built into the weekly schedule for the 1st XV.
Mr Donaldson has used Coach Logic through its many guises over the past five years. He continually strives to develop better players on the pitch, but also recognising the importance of putting review time in away from the pitch. The players are fully involved in this and are given scope for thinking creatively when contributing to the team’s gameplan.