KENNY MURRAY has made four changes to the Scotland Under-20s starting XV ahead of the age-grade side’s final Summer Series pool match against Georgia in Treviso tomorrow afternoon [kick-off 4pm]. Both teams are looking to pick up their first win of the campaign after defeats to Italy and Wales.
In the pack, Gregor Hiddleston comes in at hooker for the benched Patrick Harrison, while fit again Tim Brown starts at openside flanker in place of the also benched Ollie Leatherbarrow in a reshuffled back-row.
Behind the scrum, Christian Townsend returns at stand-off in place of Euan Cunningham, while Keiran Clark returns at full-back with Gabe Jones switching to the wing and Ross McMichael dropping to the bench.
“There have been positives in both the games so far, and we want to take that one step further by putting in a performance for the full 80 minutes,” said head coach Murray.
“We were still in the Italy game with 15 minutes to go before it got away from us, and we know we will have to be competitive from start to finish to get the win against Georgia.
“There is a good mix of experience and newer faces in this squad, and we hope that they can put in the performance we know they are capable of.”
Scotland Under-20s (v Georgia Under-20s in the Six Nations U20 Summer Series, Stadio di Monigo, Treviso, Wednesday @ 4pm British time): K Clark (Southern Knights); K Johnston (Gala), D Munn (Boroughmuir Bears), A Stirrat (GHA/Ayrshire Bulls), G Jones (Brunel University/Ealing Trailfinders); C Townsend (Ayrshire Bulls/Glasgow Warriors), B Afshar (Edinburgh Accies/Southern Knights/Newcastle University); I Carmichael (Glasgow Hawks/Boroughmuir Bears), G Hiddleston (GHA/Stirling County), G Scougall (Currie Chieftains/Watsonians), J Taylor (Ealing Trailfinders), M Williamson (Stirling County/Glasgow Warriors), L McConnell (Boroughmuir Bears), T Brown (Glasgow Hawks/Ayrshire Bulls), R Tait (Boroughmuir Bears/Glasgow Warriors, captain).
Substitutes: P Harrison (Watsonians/Edinburgh Rugby), A Rogers (Glasgow Hawks/Ayrshire Bulls), C Norrie (Strathallan School/Stirling County), J Spurway (Stirling County/Durham University), O Leatherbarrow (Exeter Chiefs), M Redpath (Southern Knights/Newcastle University), E Cunningham (Stirling County), B Salmon (Stirling County), M Deehan (Newcastle Falcons), E Groenewald (University of Pretoria), R Daley (Currie Chieftains/Watsonians).