One change to Scotland Under-20s team ahead of France match

Roan Frostwick returns at scrum-half in place of Kyle McGhie ahead of Friday night's Six Nations match at Netherdale

Roan Frostwick, in action here against England, returns to the Scotland Under-20s starting XV for Friday night's clash against France. Image: FOTOSPORT/DAVID GIBSON
Roan Frostwick, in action here against England, returns to the Scotland Under-20s starting XV for Friday night's clash against France. Image: FOTOSPORT/DAVID GIBSON

ROAN FROSTWICK returns to the Scotland Under-20s starting XV to play France at Netherdale on Friday night, replacing Kyle McGhie (who drops to the bench), in the only change to the side which defeated Italy in Reggio 12 days ago.

Scotland have never beaten France in 14 meetings at this age-grade but will sense that they have an opportunity this weekend after that morale-boosting win against Italy, which came on the back of two positive performances against Ireland away and England at home. France also have a one-from-three record in this Six Nations, having beaten Italy at home, and lost to England at home and Wales away.

Frostwick, who is a member of the Watsonians Super6 squad, is one of the most experienced members of this year’s Scotland Under-20s cohort having started all five games in last year’s Six Nations championship as well four of the five games played at the Junior World Championship in Argentina during the summer.


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“France pose a huge physical challenge for us and will be looking to bounce back from their defeat against Wales,” said head coach Sean Lineen. “Both teams are looking to get their second win of the tournament so it’s sure to be a massive test. We’re looking forward to playing at home again and will be looking for the crowd to get behind the boys.”

Scotland U20s (v France on Friday, at Netherdale, kick-off 8pm GMT): Ollie Smith (Ayrshire Bulls); Rufus McLean (Boroughmuir Bears), Matthew Currie (Watsonians Rugby), Robbie McCallum (Boroughmuir Bears), Jacob Henry (Southern Knights); Nathan Chamberlain (Hartpury College/Bristol Bears), Roan Frostwick (Watsonians Rugby); Thomas Lambert (Sydney University), Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks), Mak Wilson (Southern Knights), Kieran Watt (Watsonians Rugby), Cameron Henderson (Stirling County), Gregor Brown (Boroughmuir Bears), Connor Boyle (Watsonians Rugby), Rory Darge (Southern Knights)©.

Substitutes: Rory Jackson (Watsonians Rugby), George Breese (Stirling Wolves), Alex Maxwell (Stourbridge), Jamie Campbell (Biggar), Jack Hill (Durham University), Kyle McGhie (Boroughmuir Bears), Cameron Scott (Boroughmuir Bears), Harry Paterson (Heriot’s Rugby).


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4 Comments

  1. I remember reading a few years ago somewhere that they didn’t post the height and weight info because they didn’t want to have a culture where the focus was on size to the exclusion of other things like skill. However, if the squad is trying to break into the modern game, they may as well get used to it. I’d also like to know. They could maybe post their times for 100m sprint in full kit. Give the props a complex.

    • I always find it interesting to compare our pack size at this level to our opposition.

      We are normally much, much lighter although there have been exceptions like when Fagerson and Nicol were the tighthead cornerstones of larger packs.

      I’m very interested to see whether the Super Six has had an impact on closing the usual gap in strength and bulk our young players have to bridge before they go pro.

  2. Still no up to date height and weight info available on most of the under 20 profiles on the SRU website with lots of values missing it unchanged from 2 years ago. Poor show.

    • The SRU’s Media Department is the least “fit for purpose” section within the SRU.

      To expect them to do something with any degree of competence is to expect the unexpected. That said, there are one or two good guys in there, the trouble is, poor leadership.

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