Scotland Seek Welsh Win

Four changes have been made to the Scotland under-18 team to face Wales at Noceto, Italy tomorrow (Saturday 18 April, kick-off 4pm local time, 3pm BST).

Outside backs Jamie Forbes (George Watson’s College), Chris Bloomfield (Hymers College) and Danny Gilmour (Stirling County) come in at full-back, wing and outside-centre while Robbie Boswell (Stirling County) starts on the blind side flank.

The youngsters lost to England (75-0) on Wednesday and now must pick themselves up in time for tomorrow’s Welsh challenge.

Scotland team manager, Euan Kennedy, said: “We performed well for 25 minutes in the first-half against England and played the type of game we need the guys to play for the entire game. It’s up to us to build on the positives from that period and rise to the next challenge.

“Wales will be tough up front and are battle hardened through the strong Welsh under-18 league. They’re quite big but their defeat to Ireland (22-15) was relatively error strewn so we’re looking to cut the errors out of our game and capitalise on any made by the Welsh.”

Scotland under-18 to face Wales under-18 at Noceto, Italy on Saturday (kick-off 4pm local time, 3pm BST)

15 Jamie Forbes (George Watson’s College)

14 Chris Bloomfield (Hymers College)
13 Danny Gilmour (Stirling County)*
12 Craig Jackson (Melrose Wasps)
11 Courtenay Morrison (Dollar Academy)

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 Colin Phillips (Stewart’s-Melville College)
4 Robert McAlpine (The Glasgow Academy)*
5 Michael Roy (Musselburgh)
6 Robbie Boswell (Stirling County)
8 Andrew Kirkland (Glasgow Hawks)*
7 Duncan Finnie (Stewart’s-Melville College)

Replacements
James Tyas (Brighton College)
Steve Quigley (St Mary’s College)
Mathew Bradford (Allan Glen’s)
Richard Ferguson (Melrose Wasps)
Gary Lowrie (Hawick Wanderers)
Callum Wishart (Dollar Academy)
Steven Turnbull (Whitecraigs)
Stuart Edwards (Stirling County)
Glen Bryce (Stirling County)
Michael Doneghan (Stewart’s-Melville College)
Henry Oliver (Merchiston Castle School)

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

Martin Currie sponsor all of the Scotland age-grades

5 Nations under-18 Festival
Match day 3: Saturday 18 April

Wales v Scotland, Noceto (kick-off 4pm local time, 3pm BST)
England v Ireland, Colorno (kick-off 4pm local time, 3pm BST)

Head coach – Grant McKelvey
Assistant coach – Graham Marshall
Assistant coach – Alex Duncan
CPD coach – Simon Cross
Strength and conditioning coach – Val Houston
Team manager – Euan Kennedy
Assistant manager – John Manson
Team doctor – Mike Proudfoot
Physio – Nicola McGuire
Video analyst – Murray Craig
Team administrator – Ann McKinsley
Media manager – Michael James