The Scotland U19 squad has been announced, before they start their season with a friendly match against Glasgow Hawks. The match will take place this Sunday (14 March) at Old Anniesland, kick off 2.00pm.
There are currently six players in the squad of 25 who are members of the Scottish Rugby National Academy.
Stand-off Duncan Weir, who has just signed his first full professional contract with Glasgow Warriors, will be given the chance to show why he has been awarded his contract.
FORWARDS (13): Duncan Morrison (Wasps), Nick Fraser (Boroughmuir), Richard Ferguson (Melrose), David Cherry (Edinburgh Accies), Steve Quigley (Hull Ionians), Chris Kean (Kelso), Robert McAlpine (West of Scotland) **, Craig Catto (Ellon), James Tyas (Brighton College), Robbie Boswell (Stirling County), Hamish Watson (Oakham School), Cameron Orr (Boroughmuir), Blair McPherson (Ayr)
BACKS (12): Stephen Turnbull (East Kilbride), Sean Kennedy (Stirling County), Gregor Hunter (Gala)**, Duncan Weir (Glasgow Hawks)**, Stuart Edwards (Stirling County), Craig Jackson (Melrose) **, Fraser Clark (Howe of Fife), Sam Atkin (Edinburgh Accies) **, Michael Doneghan (Stewarts Melville) *, Jordan Kennedy (Sale), Kerr Gossman (Glasgow Hawks), Glenn Bryce (Stirling County)
* Member of Scottish Rugby National Contracted Academy
** Member of Scottish Rugby National Academy supported by Scottish Institute of Sport