Scotland U20 Name 24-Man Squad

The Scotland Under 20 squad will play the Glasgow Warriors back-up squad at Murrayfield on Wednesday 19 December (kick-off 2pm). Entry is free and access to the back pitches can be granted via Gate B at Murrayfield Stadium.The Scotland Under 20 squad will play the Glasgow Warriors back-up squad at Murrayfield on Wednesday 19 December (kick-off 2pm).

Entry is free and access to the back pitches can be granted via Gate B at Murrayfield Stadium.

Looking ahead to the game, Scotland U20 head coach, Colin Robertson, said: “We have one game before we play France in our first game of the 2008 U20 Six Nations, and this is it. So for us, it is an important exercise.

”It will be good to see how our boys react to such a tough game against a team made up of professional players and how they deal with such an intense 80 minutes of rugby.”

Scotland U20 team manager, John Jeffrey, added: “We’re looking forward to a really hard contest against the Glasgow back-up squad in our build-up to the U20 Six Nations.

“It’s giving us a chance to mix the home-based boys with some of the exiles who performed well in our match against them in October.”

Scotland Under 20 team to play the Glasgow Warriors back-up squad on the back pitches at Murrayfield on Wednesday 19 December (kick-off 2pm)

Forwards: Gary Strain (Glasgow Hawks)**, Ben Ainscough (Northumbria University), Adam Ferrier (Blackheath), Lewis Niven (Edinburgh Accies), Craig Simmonds (Heriot’s), Angus Dixon (Aberdeen Grammar Rugby), Niall Shannon (Aberdeen Grammar Rugby), Josh Brown (Bristol), Neale Patrick (Dunfermline), Fraser McKenzie (Heriot’s)*, Steven Burton (Currie), Jonny Baird (Leicester University), Lewis Calder (Newcastle Falcons), Kevin Bryce (Stirling County)**

Backs: Mathew Heeks (London Scottish), Ross Samson (Newcastle Falcons), Jamie Murray (Leeds), Stephen McColl (Dunfermline)*, Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Hawks)*, Ruaridh Bonner (Edinburgh Accies), Tom Bury (Boroughmuir)**, Chris Kinloch (Edinburgh Accies)*, Lee Jones (Selkirk), Murray Allan (Loughborough Univ)

* = Member of Scottish Rugby’s Senior National Academy
** = Member of Scottish Rugby’s Junior National Academy