HEAD COACH Ross Miller has named a 26-strong Scotland squad to compete at the Under-18 Six Nations Festival in Marcoussis, France, between Saturday 9th April and Wednesday 17th April 2022.
The group has been whittled down from a 39-player extended squad which has been training since early March, attending numerous camps at Oriam, Scotland’s High Performance centre, and playing a training fixtures away in Newcastle against combined teams from the north of England.
“I’m delighted to be taking 26 talented rugby players to France this week for their first taste of international rugby,” said Miller “To narrow the squad down to 26 players has been tough. The 39 players who were in our extended playing group put their hands up for selection and although we couldn’t select everyone all the players have worked hard and are showing a continued appetite for self-development which is an important part of the programme.
“The standard of players we’ve been able to select from was very high. They have all come into the programme with a good all-round skill set and rugby knowledge which is testament to the development they’ve had in their club and school environments as well as the FOSROC Scottish Rugby Regional Championship series.”
Scotland Under-18 Six Nations Festival Squad –
Forwards: Jerry Blyth-Lafferty (Firhill High School/Boroughmuir Bears), Marcus Brogan, (Hawick RFC), Tom Currie* (Merchiston Castle School), Robbie Deans (Merchiston Castle School), Monroe Job (Selkirk High School/Selkirk Rugby Club), Alfie Maitland (Stewarts Melville College), Liam McConnell (Boroughmuir High School/Boroughmuir Bears), Elliot Young (Stewarts Melville College), Euan McVie (Edinburgh BATS), Ruaraidh Hart (Glasgow Academy), Ben Weir (Melrose Rugby), Bartlomiej Brylak (St Leonards Madras), Callum Smyth (Bedford School/Northampton Saints), Sam Wallace (Dollar Academy).
Backs: Luke Townsend (Earlston High School/Melrose Rugby), Amena Caqusau (Queen Victoria School), Hector Patterson (Jed Thistle RFC), Andrew McLean (Robert Gordons College), Alexander Thom (Strathallan), John Ventisei (St Aloysius College), Euan Muirhead (West College / Dumfries Saints), Kerr Johnston (Gala RFC), Murdock Lock (Wellington College/Harlequins), Finlay Thomson (Musselburgh RFC), Jack Brown (George Watsons College), Logan Jarvie (Stirling County).
Scotland U18 Men’s Fixtures –
- Saturday 9 April: Scotland v Italy (kick off 11am BMT)
- Wednesday 13 April: Scotland v France (kick off 11am BMT)
- Sunday 17 April: Scotland v England (kick off 12:35pm BMT)