Scots Face Tough Encounter In France

Scotland under-18 complete their preparations for the RBS 6 Nations Festival in Glasgow next month with an international against French Schools in Bondoufle, south of Paris, tomorrow (Saturday 31 March). In the lead-up to the Festival – where Scotland will play England, Italy and Wales – the Scots have posted a win over the Boys Clubs of Wales, a narrow loss to Irish Youth and, last weekend, a 5-5 draw with England Under-18A at Sunderland.Scotland under-18 complete their preparations for the RBS 6 Nations Festival in Glasgow next month with an international against French Schools in Bondoufle, south of Paris, tomorrow (Saturday 31 March).

In the lead-up to the Festival – where Scotland will play England, Italy and Wales – the Scots have posted a win over the Boys Clubs of Wales, a narrow loss to Irish Youth and, last weekend, a 5-5 draw with England Under-18A at Sunderland.

Head coach Colin Robertson said: “The game against the English was a good performance. Our continuity play pleased me and that probably stemmed from our accuracy at the contact area.”

Scotland’s try against England A was scored by Fraser Thomson. For tomorrow’s match Scotland welcome back three players from injury – full-back Grant Anderson, stand-off Andrew White and lock Richard Gray.

Scotland under-18 v French Schools at Bondoufle tomorrow (Saturday 31 March), kick-off 5pm French time

15 Grant Anderson (Greenock Wanderers)

14 Fraser Thomson (Gala/Galashiels Academy)
13 Paul Loudon (Edinburgh Accies) CAPTAIN
12 Steven Wilson (Howe of Fife/Bell Baxter HS)
11 Adam McKenzie (Barnard Castle School)

10 Andrew White (Annan)
9 Chris Jackson (Newbury)

1 Cameron Godfrey (Biggar/Merchiston Castle School)
2 Finlay Gillies (Haddington)
3 Dougie Orr (North Berwick HS)
4 Richard Gray (Glasgow Hawks)
5 Nick Campbell (Allan Glen’s)
6 Struan Dewar (Strathallan School)
8 Tom Drennan (BATs/Trinity Academy)
7 Chris Fusaro (Howe of Fife/Bell Baxter HS)

Substitutes to be selected from: Gavin Cameron (Hawick Wands/Hawick HS), Fraser Brown (Biggar/Merchiston Castle School), David Morton (Bristol Academy), Fraser Galbraith (George Watson’s College), Edward Maslaveckas (Harrogate), Neil Rodger (Haddington/Knox Academy), Andrew Dymock (High School of Dundee), Scott Meakin (Ivybridge), Steven Aitken (Ellon), Robbie Johnston (Newark) and Craig Findlater (Highland)