Warriors Lead Scotland This Summer

Three Glasgow Warriors players will lead Scotland this summer in both Romania and Japan.

New signing, British Lion Chris Cusiter, is currently in Bucharest with the Scotland "A" team who are preparing for their first game of the 2009 IRB Nations Cup against Russia on Friday night.

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Chris Cusiter

Three Glasgow Warriors players will lead Scotland this summer in both Romania and Japan.

New signing, British Lion Chris Cusiter, is currently in Bucharest with the Scotland "A" team who are preparing for their first game of the 2009 IRB Nations Cup against Russia on Friday night.

Following Ross Ford's call-up into the British and Irish Lions, Warriors captain Alastair Kellock will support Cusiter as vice-captain having been appointed by Scotland "A" head coach Andy Robinson.

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Alastair Kellock

As a result, the giant lock says he is looking forward to the challenge ahead and forming a leadership team with Scotland "A" captain Chris Cusiter, who will be his team-mate at Glasgow next season.

Kellock said: 'there is a really good mix of youth and experience in the squad and I"m really pleased to be appointed vice captain for the tour.

"I"m really looking forward to working with Cus (Chris Cusiter) because we"ll be working with each other a lot next season at Glasgow.

"Everyone is really excited about what we can achieve during the tournament and the mood in the camp is really upbeat."

Meanwhile, young Glasgow lock Richie Gray will wear the captain's armband for tonight's IRB TOSHIBA Junior World Championship match against England in Tokyo.

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Richie Gray

Scotland "A" squad for the 2009 IRB Nations Cup: Joe Ansbro (Northampton Saints), David Blair (Edinburgh), Kelly Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Cairns (Edinburgh), Stuart Corsar (Doncaster Knights), Geoff Cross (Edinburgh), Chris Cusiter (captain, Perpignan), Nick De Luca (Edinburgh), Rob Dewey (Ulster), James Eddie (Glasgow Warriors), Calum Forrester (Glasgow Warriors), Roddy Grant (Edinburgh), Alex Grove (Worcester Warriors), Craig Hamilton (Edinburgh), John Houston (Edinburgh), Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors), Al Kellock (vice captain, Glasgow Warriors), Andrew Kelly (Edinburgh), Rory Lawson (Gloucester), Scott Lawson (Gloucester), Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors), Alan MacDonald (Edinburgh), Jim Thompson (Edinburgh), Kyle Traynor (Edinburgh), Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors) and Simon Webster (Edinburgh)

Scotland "A" team's fixtures at the 2009 IRB Nations Cup (all games to be played in Bucharest)"
Russia - Friday 12 June, kick off 6pm local time
Uruguay - Tuesday 16 June, kick off 4pm
France "A" - Sunday 21 June, kick off 8pm

Scotland U20 squad for the IRB TOSHIBA Junior World Championship: Steven Aitken (Aberdeen Grammar)**, Grant Anderson (Ayr)*, Fraser Brown (Watsonians)*, Tom Brown (Edinburgh Accies)*, Gavin Cameron (Stirling County)**, Nick Campbell (Glasgow Hawks)**, Struan Dewar (Heriot's)**, Alex Dunbar (Selkirk)**, Chris Fusaro (Heriot's)*, Grant Gilchrist (Stirling County)*, Finlay Gillies (Heriot's)**, Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Robert Harley (West of Scotland)**, Peter Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Peter Jericevich (Glasgow Hawks)*, Robbie Johnston (Leeds University and Leeds Carnegie), James Knight (Bedford), Ashleah McCulloch (Aberdeen Grammar)**, Robbie McGowan (Stirling County), Stuart McInally (Watsonians)*, David Morton (Bridgwater and Albion), Douglas Orr (Haddington)**, Henry Pyrgos (Wimbourne), Grant Shiells (Kelso), Andrew White (Glasgow Hawks)**, Ryan Wilson (London Scottish)

* Denotes Scottish National Contracted Academy

** Denotes a member of the Scottish Rugby National Academy supported by the Scottish Institute of Sport

Scotland U20's Pool B fixtures at the IRB TOSHIBA Junior World Championship...
Samoa - Friday 5 June, kick-off 5pm
England - Tuesday 9 June, Tokyo, kick-off 5pm
Japan - Saturday 13 June, kick-off 3.05pm