Scotland Under-18 team announced for training match

ALLY DONALDSON has named his Scotland Under-18 team to take on a national Under-19 Development XV at Inverleith in Edinburgh on Sunday (kick-off 2pm). 

The head coach has made several changes to his side which lost 31-17 to England Under-18 two weeks ago as the build-up to next month’s International Series in Wales – which  features Ireland, Wales, England, Italy and Canada – intensifies.

“The squad have prepared well to take on Scotland U19 on Sunday in preparation for the International Festival in Wales next month. The U19s will provide just the sort of physical, intense challenge we will face in Wales where we have three games in eight days,” said Donaldson.

“This fixture will be a good test for us, we have made several changes from our recent defeat to England U18 to give all players in the squad an opportunity to experience rugby at this level. We are ready to build on the positives from that game with another development opportunity this weekend in Edinburgh.” 

Scotland U18 squad to face Scotland U19 Development at Inverleith on Sunday 26 March (kick-off 2pm) – FREE entry –


15. James McCaig (Strathallan School)
14. Johnny Searle (Brighton College/Harlequins)
13. Cammy Symes (Stewart’s Melville College)
12. Grant Hughes (Dollar Academy)
11. Jacob Lineen (Stewart’s Melville College)
10. Matt Davidson (Merchiston Castle School)
9. Rufus McLean (Melrose/Merchiston Castle School)
1. William Owen (Melrose)
2. Finlay Scott (Jed Thistle)
3. Murphy Walker (Strathallan School)
4. Cameron Henderson (Strathallan School)
5. Marshall Sykes (St Joseph’s Ipswich/Northampton Saints)
6. Tyler Thomas (Merchiston Castle School)
7. Connor Boyle (Stewart’s Melville College)
8. Rory Darge (North Berwick High School)
16. Josh Eagers (Merchiston Castle School)
17. Andrew McLean (Stirling County)
18. Ross Thompson (Stewart’s Melville College)
19. Jack McCready (Glasgow Academy)
20. James Wilson (George Watson’s College)
21. Angus Fraser (High School of Dundee)
22. Ross Bundy (Stirling County)
23. Jack Hutchison (Sedburgh/Newcastle Falcons)
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