Scotland Suffer Heaviest Ever Defeat

Scotland under-18 suffered their biggest loss in history at Newcastle on Saturday to a physically dominant and skilful England side.

The home side ran in a total of ten tries without reply to win 63-0.

 

Scotland under-18 suffered their biggest loss in history at Newcastle on Saturday to a physically dominant and skilful England side.

The home side ran in a total of ten tries without reply to win 63-0.

The match was 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 heading 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
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), 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)

• At this age-grade all squad player are available as replacements though only a total of 22 can be used

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)