Six Reivers Get ‘A’ Team Call

Scotland A head coach Shade Munro has selected six Border Reivers players for the game against Italy A at McDiarmid Park, Perth, on Friday night. 2006 Barclays Churchill Cup finalists Simon Danielli and Calum MacRae feature with Danielli taking his place on the right wing.Scotland A head coach Shade Munro has selected six Border Reivers players for the game against Italy A at McDiarmid Park, Perth, on Friday night.

2006 Barclays Churchill Cup finalists Simon Danielli and Calum MacRae feature with Danielli taking his place on the right wing.

Scotland Test centre Ben MacDougall completes an exciting partnership with Glasgow Warrior Graeme Morrison.

Two other players who have been called up to the Scotland A team are Reivers scrum-half Rob Chrystie and National Academy (Borders) prop Ryan Grant, both getting their first taste of A team rugby.

Ed Kalman completes the Reivers contingency as he takes his place on the bench

Scotland A team to play Italy A at McDiarmid Park on Friday 23 February (kick-off 7.30pm)

15 Robbie Kydd (Northampton Saints)

14 Simon Danielli (Border Reivers)
13 Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors)
12 Ben MacDougall (Border Reivers)
11 Rory Lamont (Glasgow Warriors)

10 Gordon Ross (CAPTAIN, Castres)
9 Rob Chrystie (Border Reivers)

1 Ryan Grant (Border Reivers)**
2 Fergus Thomson (Glasgow Warriors)
3 Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors)**
4 Andy Hall (Newport Gwent Dragons)
5 Scott MacLeod (Llanelli Scarlets)
6 Ali Strokosch (Edinburgh Rugby)
7 Donnie Macfadyen (Glasgow Warriors)
8 Johnnie Beattie (Glasgow Warriors)

Substitutes:
16 Andrew Kelly (Edinburgh Rugby)
17 Ed Kalman (Border Reivers)
18 Mark Rennie (Bourgoin)
19 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors)
20 Colin Gregor (Glasgow Warriors)
21 Calum MacRae (Border Reivers)
22 Ben Cairns (Edinburgh Rugby)

** = National Academy player

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