Scotland U17 Development Squad Selected

The Scotland U17 development squad has been selected in preparation for this season’s Millfield International Festival, which takes place at Millfield School in Somerset, from 6 to 12 April.

The squad of 26 players will face a demanding schedule, taking on their counterparts from England, Belgium and Wales in the space of eight days. Prior to the Festival, the players will also compete in warm-up games against Newcastle Falcons and a Caledonia select

As the squad got together for their first training weekend in St Andrews, head coach Bryan Easson said: “The boys are now on the steepest learning curve of their rugby playing lives and will come up against different challenges, week on week.

“This development programme is an excellent way of exposing our potential players of the future to the demands of top flight rugby against the best opposition we can possibly play. I’m expecting nothing short of a huge physical and mental test for each and every one of them.”

Scotland U17 Development Squad

Forwards

Props
Robin Hislop (Hawick Wanderers)
Gavin Robertson (Earlston HS / Melrose Wasps)
Fraser Watt (East Kilbride)
Alex Allen (Sedbergh School)

Hookers
Jack MacFarlane (Gourock HS / Greenock Wanderers)
Fergus Scott (Currie Colts)

Second rows
William Kay (Boroughmuir)
Fraser Wen (Hampton School / Wasps)
Craig Ferguson (Glasgow HS)

Back row
Ben Johnstone (Stewart’s Melville College )
Malcolm Peacock (George Watson’s College)
Matthew Walker (Boroughmuir)
Andrew Nagle (Jed Thistle)
Jamie Swanson (Glasgow Academy)

Backs

Scrum halves
Murray McConnell (Lenzie Academy / West of Scotland RFC)
Jonny Adams (Aberdeen Grammar)

Stand offs
Fraser Gillies (Edinburgh Academy)

Centres
Jack Bradford (Worksop College )
Michael Crawley (Stewart’s Melville College)
Jamie Urquhart (Dollar Academy)
Stewart Hogg (Hawick Wanderers)

Back three
Harris Jones (Robert Gordon’s College)
Aiden McCall-Haden (St Aloysius’ College)
Ben Francis (Epsom College)
Ross Inglis (Calderside Academy / Hamilton)
Guy Skivington-Jones (Merchiston Castle School)

Management
Team Manager – Robert Charters
Head Coach – Bryan Easson
Assistant Coach – Gordon Henderson
Assistant Coach – Mark Appleson
CPD Coach – Stevie Scott
Strength and Conditioning Coach – Gary Dempsey
Doctor – John Turvill
Physiotherapist – Julie Morrow
Video Analyst – Ciaran Beattie

Millfield International Festival 2009
Tuesday 7 April   England A v Scotland U17    k/o 7pm
Thursday 9 April  Scotland U17 v Belgium       k/o 11.45am
Sunday 12 April   Scotland U17 v Wales A       k/o 9.30am