Young Scots name squad of 26 for U18 Six Nations Festival

Merchiston scrum-half Jamie Dobie is one of 12 backs in the 26-man Scotland U18 squad. Image: Fotosport/David Gibson.

SCOTLAND Under-18s head coach Ross Miller has named a squad of 31 for the Six Nations Festival, which begins on Saturday. The tournament is being staged in Gloucester and Worcester, with each team playing three games.

Scotland face Italy on Saturday then Wales next Wednesday before completing their programme with a game against Ireland on Sunday week.  “Preparation has gone very well,” Miller said. “The squad are in a good place and very much looking forward to the festival. The squad are excited to face new challenges and will be looking for further opportunity to progress their development.”

Scotland U18 squad (for  the Under-18 Six Nations Festival, Sat 13  to Sun 21 April):

Backs: Jamie Dobie (Merchiston Castle),  Cameron Scott (Preston Lodge), Joseph Strain (Dumfries Saints), Alex Harley (George Watson’s), Scott King (Heriot’s), Matthew Currie (Merchiston Castle), Tom Jones (Bristol Bears / SGS Filton), Finlay Callaghan (GHK), Nathan Sweeney (Loretto), Harry Paterson (Fettes), Cameron Furley (Saracens Academy / St Albans School), Jordan Craig (Hamilton Bulls).

Forwards: Ben Mace (Stirling County), Jamie Drummond (Marr), Scott Clelland (Ayr), James Johnstone (Preston Lodge), Cole Lamberton (Royal High School), Dan Gamble (Merchiston Castle), Alex Samuel (Madras / St Leonard’s), Jamie Campbell (Kelvinside Academy), Struan Whittaker (Edinburgh Accies), Gregor Brown (Robert Gordon’s), Josh King (Queen Victoria/Stirling County), Rory Jackson (Kelvinside Academy), Ben Muncaster (Rugby/Leicester Tigers), Harri Morris (George Watson’s).

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