Scots Make Four Changes For Opening Festival Clash

Scotland have made four changes to the team that posted a historic first success on French soil for their opening match of the RBS 6 Nations U18 Festival – against England at Burnbrae on Sunday. Steven Aitken, Robbie Johnston, David Morton and Fraser Galbraith are introduced instead of Grant Anderson, Steven Wilson, Dougie Orr and Nick Campbell at full-back, centre, tight-head prop and lock respectively.Scotland have made four changes to the team that posted a historic first success on French soil for their opening match of the RBS 6 Nations U18 Festival – against England at Burnbrae on Sunday.

Steven Aitken, Robbie Johnston, David Morton and Fraser Galbraith are introduced instead of Grant Anderson, Steven Wilson, Dougie Orr and Nick Campbell at full-back, centre, tight-head prop and lock respectively.

Head coach Colin Robertson knows that in the course of the three-game, week-long festival each of his 26-strong squad must start at least one match, and that was a factor in selection.

“England are different to France, with different strengths and weaknesses, and although we played well in France, the players know that there are areas where we’re looking for improvement,” he said.

Admission to the match is free and Robertson is hoping for a voluble support. “It’s Scotland v England in Scotland and that’s always a big game,” he noted.

Scotland under-18 v England at Burnbrae on Sunday (8 April), kick-off 3pm. ADMISSION FREE

15 Steven Aitken (Ellon)

14 Fraser Thomson (Gala/Galashiels Academy)
13 Paul Loudon (Edinburgh Accies) CAPTAIN
12 Robbie Johnston (Newark)
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 David Morton (Bristol Academy)
4 Richard Gray (Glasgow Hawks)
5 Fraser Galbraith (George Watson’s College)
6 Struan Dewar (Strathallan)
8 Tom Drennan (BATs/Trinity Academy)
7 Chris Fusaro (Howe of Fife/Bell Baxter HS)

Substitutes: Fraser Brown (Biggar/Merchiston Castle School), Dougie Orr (North Berwick HS), Gavin Cameron (Hawick Wands/Hawick HS), Nick Campbell (Allan Glen’s), Edward Maslaveckas (Harrogate), Neil Rodger (Haddington/Knox Academy), Andrew Dymock (High School of Dundee), Scott Meakin (Ivybridge), Steven Wilson (Howe of Fife/Bell Baxter HS), Gavin Anderson (Greenock Wands) and Craig Findlater (Highland).
Other matches in the Festival on Sunday see France play Wales at New Anniesland; and Italy v Ireland at Old Anniesland, both kicking-off at 3pm.