Scotland Under-20s team to face Spain announced

Meanwhile, Glasgow Warriors announce pre-season match against Zebre

Dan King will start at full-back for Scotland Under-20s against Spain tomorrow night. Image: © Craig Watson -
Dan King will start at full-back for Scotland Under-20s against Spain tomorrow night. Image: © Craig Watson -

SCOTLAND Under-20s head coach Kenny Murray has selected his team to face Spain in tomorrow night’s World Trophy preparation match against Spain at the Ruta de la Plata Stadium in Zamora [kick-off 7pm BST].

Callum Norrie makes a welcome return from the shoulder injury which sidelined him for most of the team’s Six Nations campaign at tight-head prop, and will line-up alongside Craig Davidson and Corey Tait in the front-row, with Eddie Erskine and Jake Parkinson in the boiler room, while new face Jonny Smith of Harlequins, co-captain Liam McConnell and Jonny Morris make up the back-row..

Super Series champions Ayrshire Bulls provide the 9-10-12 axis through Ben Afshar (who will also co-captain the side), Richie Simpson and Kerr Yule, Ben Salmon wears 13, Geordie Gwynn and Finn Douglas are the wingers, and Dan King is at fullback.

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There are 10 replacements consisting of: Jerry Blyth-Lafferty, Robbie Deans, Oliver Minnis, Ruaraidh Hart, Sam Derrick, Finn Burgess, Fin Thomson, Andrew Mclean, Andrew Mclean, Finn Duraj, Max Surry and Kerr Johnston.

“The team are looking forward to getting this run out in Spain before we head to Kenya at the start of next month,” said Murray “Not only does this match allow the boys to get back playing together again, but we all (including management) can get back into the right mindset for playing these high-level, high-intensity games – a mindset that we will need if we want to be successful at the World Rugby U20 Trophy in July.”

The match will be available to stream live on FerugbyTV.


Scotland U20s (versus Spain at the Ruta de la Plata Stadium, Zamora on Saturday at 7pm BST): D King (Heriot’s Rugby); F Douglas (Southern Knights/Edinburgh Rugby), B Salmon (Stirling Wolves/Glasgow Warriors), K Yule (Ayrshire Bulls), G Gwynn (Ealing Trailfinders); R  Simpson (Ayrshire Bulls), B Afshar (Ayrshire Bulls/Glasgow Warriors) CO-CAPTAIN; C Davidson (Watsonians), C Tait (Boroughmuir Bears), C Norrie (Stirling Wolves/Glasgow Warriors), E Erskine (Bath Rugby/Bath University), J Parkinson (Ealing Trailfinders), L McConnell (Boroughmuir Bears/Edinburgh Rugby) CO-CAPTAIN, J Morris (Watsonians), J Smith (Harlequins).

Replacements: J Blyth-Lafferty (Boroughmuir Bears), R Deans (Watsonians/Edinburgh Rugby), O Minnis (Hartpury University), R Hart (Stirling Wolves), S Derrick (Southern Knights), F Burgess (Stirling Wolves/Glasgow Warriors), F Thomson (Watsonians), A Mclean (Boroughmuir Bears), F Duraj (Watsonians), M Surry (Cardiff Met University), K Johnston (Boroughmuir Bears)


  • Meanwhile, Glasgow Warriors have scheduled a pre-season match against United Rugby Championship rivals Zebre Parma at Scotstoun on Saturday 30th September, with access included in the club’s season ticket membership.

Scotland Under-20s squad fly to Spain for World Trophy warm-up clash

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  1. A quick look and ferugby tv is all in Spanish, so I suppose so would be commentary, anyone know if it will be shown in English/ Gaelic 🤷‍♂️

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