Murray Redpath named in Scotland Under-18s training squad

Chirstian Townsend also in 40-man group which will convene for a two day training camp next weekend as build-up begins for U18 Six Nations Festival

Christian Townsend in action for Stewart’s Mellvile in the Scottish Schools' Cup Final earlier this month. Imaget: Fotosport/David Gibson
Christian Townsend in action for Stewart’s Mellvile in the Scottish Schools' Cup Final earlier this month. Imaget: Fotosport/David Gibson

A 40 strong Scotland Under-18 training squad will convene at sportscotland National Sports Training Centre in Inverclyde this weekend for a two-day camp, launching series of get-together building up to this season’s U18 Six Nations festival, which will be hosted by France in April.

Murray Redpath – son of former Scotland captain Bryan, and younger brother of Cameron, who flirted with Scotland at Under-18 level before opting to play for England Under-20s last year – has been named amongst the 40 players, as has Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend‘s son Christian

The Under-18 side, which will be coached once again by Ross Miller, will also play a home international against England in March at Mansfield Park.

Forwards: Michael Jones (Stewart Melville College), Tom Banatalava (Fettes College), Olly Frostick (Moulton College/Northampton Saints), Patrick Harrison (Peebles RFC), Duncan Hood (Stewart’s Melville College), Archie Bogle (Duns RFC), Gregor Scougall (George Watson’s College), Corey Bowker (Kirkham Grammar School/Sale Sharks), Alex Samuel (Madras College /Stirling County RFC), Max Williamson (Dollar Academy), Callum Anderson (George Heriot’s School), Rudi Brown (Merchiston Castle School), John Patterson (High School of Glasgow), Cameron Young (Ayr RFC), Oliver Leatherbarrow (Kirkham Grammar School/Sale Sharks), Corey Tait (Hawick High School/Hawick RFC), Ruairidh Airlie (Cumnock RFC), Sam Derrick (Earlston High School/Melrose RFC), Charles Wall (Strathallan School), Teddy Thomson (Merchiston Castle School), Robert Gordon (Stewart’s Melville College)

Backs: Finlay Troup (Robert Gordon’s College), Cameron Scott (Watsonians), Murray Redpath (Sedbergh School/Sale Sharks), Euan Cunningham (Stirling County RFC), Christian Townsend (Stewart’s Melville College), Matthew Russell (Stewart’s Melville College), Luke Armstrong (High School of Glasgow), Daniel Troup (Edinburgh Academy), Michael Gray (Dollar Academy), Roly Brett (Earlston High School/Melrose RFC), Thomas Glendinning (Kirkcaldy RFC), Graeme Macdonald (High School of Glasgow), Cameron Melville (Sedbergh School/Sale Sharks), Ross McKnight (Dollar Academy), Ryan Daley (George Watson’s College), Ben Pickles (Dunbar Grammar School/Preston Lodge RFC), Keiran Clarke (Earlston High School/Melrose RFC), Ben Salmon (Dollar Academy), Andy Stirrat (Strathallan School).

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