Joe Jones ex-pupil of Merchiston Castle School has just completed a successful season playing as openside flanker for the Natal Sharks Under-19 team in South Africa.
The under-19’s team recently made the semi-final of the Currie Cup where they were narrowly beaten by the Golden Lions in Johannesburg.
Based on his performance Joe has been awarded a bursary for The Sharks Academy. The Sharks Academy,a world-class rugby academy is accredited by SA Rugby and backed by a strategic partnership with the Natal Sharks. Joe first attended the Academy as part of a summer camp in July 2011, he was invited to return once he finished school and has been at the academy since February 2013.
Joe has played in the Scotland Under-18’s and is currently in the Under-20 training camp.
In his last year at Merchiston Castle School Joe was awarded the prestigious tackling sword.