Mckelvey Names 18S Xv To Face English

Scotland under-18 coach Grant McKelvey has named his starting XV to face England at Kingston Park, Newcastle today.

Starts have been handed to age-grade new additions Steve Quigley (St Mary’s College), Michael Roy (Musselburgh),Gary Lawrie (Hawick Wanderers), Fraser Clark (Howe of Fife) and Jamie Forbes (George Watson’s College) – all of whom join the age-grade programme for the first time.

Scotland under-18 coach Grant McKelvey has named his starting XV to face England at Kingston Park, Newcastle today (kick-off 2pm).

Starts have been handed to age-grade new additions Steve Quigley (St Mary’s College), Michael Roy (Musselburgh),Gary Lawrie (Hawick Wanderers), Fraser Clark (Howe of Fife) and Jamie Forbes (George Watson’s College) – all of whom join the age-grade programme for the first time.

The match is the first of three 5 Nations preparation fixtures and will be followed by a match against The Boys Club of Wales at Bridgehaugh, Stirling (Sunday 29 March, kick-off 2pm) and Leicester Academy (Leicester, Sunday 5 April, kick-off 12 noon) before the side heads to Parma, Italy for the under-18 6 Nations festival.

Scotland under-18 team v England at Kingston Park, Newcastle on Sunday 22 March (kick-off 2pm)

15 Jamie Forbes (George Watson’s College)

14 Courtenay Morrison (Dollar Academy)
13 Danny Gilmour (Stirling County)*
12 Fraser Clark (Howe of Fife)
11 Chris Bloomfield (Hymers College)

10 Gregor Hunter (Gala Wanderers / Galashiels Academy)*
9 Sean Kennedy (Stirling County)

1 Ross Turner (Fettes College)
2 David Cherry (Merchiston Castle School) CAPTAIN
3 Steve Quigley (St Mary’s College)
4 Robert McAlpine (The Glasgow Academy)*
5 Michael Roy (Musselburgh)
6 Andrew Kirkland (Glasgow Hawks)*
7 Duncan Finnie (George Watson’s College)
8 Gary Lowrie (Hawick Wanderers)

Replacements
Forwards

Mathew Bradford (Allan Glen’s), Colin Phillips (Stewart’s Melville College), Richard Ferguson (Melrose Wasps), Callum Evans (George Watson’s College), Robbie Boswell (Stirling County), Callum Wishart (Dollar Academy)
Backs
Steven Turnbull (Whitecraigs), Stuart Edwards (Stirling County), Henry Oliver (Merchiston Castle School), Glen Bryce (Stirling County), Michael Doneghan (Stewart’s Melville College)

* Member of National Academy supported by AIS (Area Institute of Sport)

Head coach – Grant McKelvey
Assistant coach – Graham Marshall
Assistant coach – Alex Duncan
CPD coach – Simon Cross

Scotland under-18 6 Nations Festival preparation fixtures
Sunday 29 March – Scotland under-18 v The Boys Club of Wales, Bridgehaugh (kick-off 2pm)
Sunday 5 April – Leicester Academy v Scotland under-18, Leicester (kick-off 12 noon)

Six nations under-18 Festival (all times are local)
Match day 1: Sunday 12 April
Wales v Ireland, Parma (kick-off 4pm)
Italy v England, Viadana (kick-off 7.30pm)
Match day 2: Wednesday 15 April
Italy v Ireland, Parma (kick-off 4.30pm)
England v Scotland, Viadana (7.30pm)
Match day 3: Saturday 18 April
Wales – Scotland, Noceto (kick-off 4pm)
England – Ireland, Colorno (kick-off 4pm)