TWO North Berwick High School teams are just 80 minutes away from reaching national rugby finals.

The school's under-16s and under-18s were both in quarter-final action yesterday.

In Scottish Rugby's boys' under-16 National Schools' Shield, the county youngsters overcame The High School of Glasgow 42-19 at Recreation Park.

Iain Macintosh, North Berwick's under-16s' coach, said: "We are thoroughly delighted for the squad - they are maturing and developing into a fine rugby team.

"The boys enjoy playing an exciting brand of rugby allowing them to test their abilities.

"Their families and friends are all incredibly proud of them, and the support on the day was phenomenal which played a big part in lifting the players against a quality opposition in The High School of Glasgow."

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Howe of Fife/Bell Baxter High School joined North Berwick in the last four as they defeated Robert Gordon’s College 36-7.

The remaining quarter-finals are played on Saturday when Kelvinside Academy take on The Edinburgh Academy and George Heriot’s School host The Glasgow Academy.

North Berwick's under-16s will travel to either Heriot's or The Glasgow Academy in their semi-final.

Meanwhile, North Berwick High School's under-18s are through to the semi-finals of the under-18s' National Schools' Shield.

Their quarter-final with Robert Gordon’s College proved a tight affair before the county team came out on top 17-14.

They will travel to St Aloysius’ College, Glasgow, on November 26 in their semi-final; St Aloysius defeated Fettes College in their quarter-final.

The other semi-final sees The High School of Glasgow take on Kelvinside Academy.

Last year's North Berwick High School's under-16s lost the final of the Scottish Schools' Shield to Queen Victoria School, Dunblane.