Squads for Under-20s 1872 Cup clash unveiled

Rob Chrystie of Edinburgh and Kris Burney of Glasgow Warriors will oversee tonight's match at the DAM Health Stadium

Edinburgh No8 Rudi Brown has experience o f playing for the senior team. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Edinburgh No8 Rudi Brown has experience o f playing for the senior team. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

THE squads for tonight’s under-20s match between Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors at the DAM Health Stadium (kicking-off 7pm) have bee revealed.

Rob Chrystie is head coach of the Edinburgh side while Kris Burney will oversee Glasgow Warriors. Both teams are captained by Boroughmuir Bears players in the shape of hooker Corey Tait (Edinburgh) and centre Duncan Munn (Glasgow).

The home squad features Hayden Sykes, brother of Edinburgh star Marshall, who will have his first involvement in the capital set-up.

Edinburgh Rugby: Dan King (Heriot’s Rugby); Kerr Johnston (Boroughmuir Bears), Murray Wilson (Gala), Finn Thomson (Musselburgh), Ben Evans (Edinburgh Rugby/Heriot’s Rugby); Harris Rutherford (Gala), Ben Afshar (Ayrshire Bulls); James Lascelles (Gloucester/Dundee FP), Corey Tait (Boroughmuir Bears)©, Robbie Deans (Edinburgh Rugby/Watsonians), Jake Parkinson (Ealing & Brunel), Ali McCallum (Currie Chieftains), Sam Derrick (Southern Knights), Taylor Wilson (Gala), Rudi Brown (Edinburgh Rugby/Southern Knights). Replacements: Jerry Blyth Lafferty (Boroughmuir Bears), Craig Davidson (Watsonians), Ross Brown (Musselburgh RFC), Hayden Sykes (Colchester), Monroe Job (Selkirk), Brodie Young (Newcastle University), Luke Townsend (Melrose), Noah Henry (Heriot’s Blues), Jack Brown (George Watson’s College).

Glasgow Warriors: Andy McLean (Glasgow Hawks); Callum Stephen (GHA), Duncan Munn (Glasgow Warriors/Boroughmuir Bears)©, Nairn Calder (Marr), Amena Caquau (GHA); Richie Simpson (Ayrshire Bulls), Finlay Burgess (Glasgow Warriors/Stirling Wolves); Ali Rogers (Ayrshire Bulls), Archie Falconer (GHA), Moby Ogunlaja (Glasgow Hawks), Ruaridh Hart (Glasgow Hawks), Harris McLeod (Glasgow Warriors/Stirling Wolves), Adam Flynn (GHA), Jamie McEntegart (GHA), Jonny Morris (GHA). Replacements: Fin Duraj (Musselburgh), Oban Baird (Glasgow Hawks), Eben Cairns (Glasgow Hawks), Ryan Burke (Glasgow Hawks), Craig Nolan `(Glasgow Hawks), Euan McAra (Glasgow Hawks), Scot Watson(Ayr RFC), Aminio Bogidrau (GHA), Euan Muirhead (Glasgow Hawks), Will Robinson (Caldy).

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  1. Interestingly it was possible to get in to Scotstoun a few weeks ago for the Under 19 Glasgow v Edinburgh game. Why not the Under 20s?

    Understandably there is a trial/experimental element to the game, and they may want to experiment within it – Finlay Thomson played for Glasgow at U19 level two weeks ago, and is playing for Edinburgh at U20 level this week – but I think supporters would understand that being part of the purpose.

    Also would be good to know who/who is not available for the game. For example, Connor Sutherland has been ever-present in back row for league leaders Hawick this season. Is he injured/overlooked/unavailable? A few Academy players missing too who presumably are injured – Salmon, Jarvie, Norrie, Russell?

  2. Is Scottish age grade rugby a secret ?? why is there so little out there about those involved , how you get involved or selected ( other than being part of the Academy which is harder to get out of than to get in…) , how you watch the next generation ?
    To me it’s a bit like the SRU are ashamed of our age grade teams.
    To have an Edinburgh v Glasgow U20 game with little or no notification of the game or no public permitted to watch is simply wrong and extremely odd.
    What is the rationale behind the secrecy of our age grade teams.
    About time Scottish rugby got a grip , the expectation is that we will support the adult teams, I would sugggest this is less likely if we have not got a clue about who is involved and where they have come from.
    Beggars belief that an organisation can have such poor judgement.

  3. An incredible shame that this game cannot be accessed by the public. We are trying to grow the game at youth level, and yet our u20 stars have to play in front of family and friends only.

    Firstly it means that they players are not getting exposed to a big crowd. Secondly it means that up and coming players don’t get to see the level they need to aspire to. Thirdly it means that those who have a keen interest in the game in Scotland can’t watch the biggest u20 game in the country.

    I imagine it is because they don’t want to pay for staffing, but a small charge would have covered that.

    • Totally agree. It’s almost like we don’t want to give any credence or support to youth development. Even streaming the game would be something but there must be a way to have games like this more accessible. Look at the crowds Ireland and Wales get for youth rugby!

      • Love to see this game as my lad is in the upcoming year behind this so it would be most valuable to see this game and the players he might come to meet, are there some secret squirrel moves or something ?

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