Mckelvey On Huge Challenge

Scotland under-18 head coach Grant McKelvey revealed he is expecting a huge challenge when his team travels to Ebbw Vale to face Wales on Sunday afternoon (16 March, kick off 1pm).Scotland under-18 head coach Grant McKelvey revealed he is expecting a huge challenge when his team travels to Ebbw Vale to face Wales on Sunday afternoon (16 March, kick off 1pm).

After recording wins over England A and Italy on home soil, McKelvey acknowledges the next match is the toughest test of Scotland's season so far.

McKelvey said: "It will be a huge challenge for the boys. This is the first real away game this group will have played.

_x001C_We will be playing in the heartland of Welsh rugby and we know we have to put in a performance to extend the momentum.

_x001C_We know there are going to be a lot of eyes on us, so we will need to produce another huge effort, especially up front."


Back rower Stuart McInally retains the captaincy, but full-back Tom Brown and centre Alex Dunbar miss out through injury.


Scotland under-18 team (sponsor Martin Currie) to play Wales at Ebbw Vale (Sunday 16 March, kick-off 1pm)

15 Seeumas MacKenzie (Murrayfield Wanderers)

14 Rory Drummond (Bell Baxter HS)
13 Michael Tait (Kelso Quins)
12 Alex Blair (Edinburgh Academy)
11 Max Learmonth (Berwick)

10 Ross Aitken (Bell Baxter/Howe of Fife)
9 Alex Black (Prince Henry's School)
1 Nicky Little (Hawick)
2 Alun Walker (Musselburgh)
3 Andrew Fraser (York)
4 Grant Gilchrist (Stirling County)
5 Robert Harley (West of Scotland)
6 Michael Maltman (Musselburgh)
8 Stuart McInally (George Watson's College) CAPTAIN
7 Michael Fedo (Bell Baxter/Howe of Fife)

Substitutes: Craig Owenson (Musselburgh), Mungo Strachan (Fettes College), Luke Pettie (Gala Wanderers), Calum Connor (Bradford Grammar), Ross Sutherland (Sandbach), Jason Hill (Stirling County),Russell Weir (Merchiston Castle School), Sam Hughes (Merchiston Castle School), Jamie Harris (Merchiston Castle School).