Junior Academy Players Named In Squad

Eleven members of the National Junior Academy have been listed in the Scotland under-18 squad to play against Boys Clubs of Wales this weekend. The 28-strong squad includes two players from Howe of Fife/Bell Baxter High School who completed a unique treble in winning the Royal Navy Scottish Schools 7s, the Bell Lawrie Scottish Schools Cup and the Youth League Cup earlier this season – centre Steve Wilson and flanker Chris Fusaro.Eleven members of the National Junior Academy have been listed in the Scotland under-18 squad to play against Boys Clubs of Wales this weekend.

The 28-strong squad includes two players from Howe of Fife/Bell Baxter High School who completed a unique treble in winning the Royal Navy Scottish Schools 7s, the Bell Lawrie Scottish Schools Cup and the Youth League Cup earlier this season – centre Steve Wilson and flanker Chris Fusaro.

Scotland under-18 head coach Colin Robertson said: “We have selected a squad that includes 11 academy players. We aim to improve and develop all players as we move through the campaign. We’ll review the squad after the first two games against the Boys Clubs of Wales and then Irish Youth before we complete our preparations for the Six Nations Festival in Glasgow in April with matches against French Schools and England.”

Scotland under-18 squad (from which the team to play Boys Clubs of Wales at New Anniesland, Glasgow on Sunday 11 March, kick-off 2pm will be chosen). Admission to the match is free.

Backs – Grant Anderson (Greenock Wands)*, Fraser Thomson (Galashiels Academy/Gala)*, Adam McKenzie (Barnard Castle), Craig Findlater (Highland), Paul Loudon (Edinburgh Accies)*, Robbie Johnston (Newark), Steven Aitken (Ellon), Steve Wilson (Bell Baxter HS/Howe of Fife)*, Scott Meakin (Ivybridge), Andrew White (Annan), James Reekie (Newcastle Falcons), Andy Dymock (High School of Dundee)*, Chris Jackson (Newbury), Robert Paterson (Loretto)

Forwards – Cameron Godfrey (Merchiston Castle School/Biggar), Gavin Cameron (Hawick HS/Hawick Wanderers)*, David Morton (Bristol Academy), Douglas Orr (North Berwick HS), Finlay Gillies (Haddington)*, Fraser Brown (Merchiston Castle School/Biggar), Richard Gray (Glasgow Hawks)*, Fraser Galbraith (George Watson’s College), Nick Campbell (Allan Glen’s), Tom Drennan (Trinity Academy/ Edinburgh BATS)*, Chris Fusaro (Bell Baxter HS/Howe of Fife), Edward Maslaveckas (Harrogate), Neil Rodger (Knox Academy/Haddington)*, Ross Gibson (Hawick HS/Hawick PSA)*.
* = Member of the National Junior Academy