Scotland Under-17 Development Squad Announced

The Scotland under-17 development squad has been selected to prepare for this season's Wellington International Festival.

This weekend (13/14 March), preparations begin in earnest with the first of three training camps, in Peebles, for the squad of 26.

Warm-up games against Newcastle Falcons and a Borders select will help prepare the players for a very demanding Festival schedule when they take on England, France and Canada in the space of eight days.

Head coach Bryan Easson said: "The boys are now on the steepest learning curve of their rugby playing lives and will come up against different challenges week on week.

"This development programme is an excellent way of exposing our potential players of the future to the demands of top-flight rugby against the best opposition we can possibly play. I'm expecting nothing short of a huge physical and mental test for each and every one of them."

Scotland under-17 Development Squad

FORWARDS

Props
Struan Potter (Prince Henry High)
Ryan Barr (Kilmarnock / Stewarton Academy)
Robby Wilson (Haddington RFC)
Alex Taylor (BATS)

Hookers
Callum Black (London Irish)
Russell Anderson (Langholm Colts)

2nd rows
Callum Templeton (Dumfries)
Adam Barnett (GHA / Mearns Castle School)
Cameron Murray (PeeblesHS / Peebles Colts)

Back row
Adam Ashe (Stirling County)
Cameron Warnock (Loretto)
Will Bordill (Sandbach School / Sandbach)
Rhys Davies (George Watson's College)
Michael Vernell (Allan Glen's / St Aloysius College)


BACKS

Scrum half
Scott Steele (Dumfries Academy / Dumfries)

Stand offs
Tommy Allan
Sam Hidalgo Clyne (Merchiston Castle School)

Centres
Robbie Ferguson (Ayr / Wellington)
Ryan Gray (Musselburgh RFC)
Chris Auld (Dumfries / Austin Friars School)
Ryan Hook (Loretto)

Back 3
Rory Hughes (GHA / Glasgow MET College)
Mike Diponio (St Josephs College)
Burns Singh (Ayr / Wellington)
Keith Buchan (Strathallan / Dunfermline)
James Lightfoot-Brown (Teddington School / Teddington)

Management Team
Jennifer Dailly - Team manager
Bryan Easson - Head coach
Ben Fisher - Assistant
Stevie Scott - CPD coach
Derrick Spiers - Strength & Conditioning coach
John Turvill - Doctor
Julie Morrow - Physiotherapist
Martin Hastie - Video analyst


Scotland under-17 fixture dates 2010

Weekend 1: Friday 12 to Sunday 14 March, Peebles Camp
Game versus Borders under 19, Peebles, Sunday 14 March

Weekend 2: Friday 19 to Sunday 21 March, Peebles Camp
Game versus Newcastle Falcons Academy, Murrayfield, Sunday 21 March

Weekend 3: Friday 26 to Sunday 28 March, Merchiston Camp

Wellington Festival, Saturday 3 to Friday 9 April
Match day 1 - Sunday 4 April v England, kick-off 2pm
Match day 2 - Tuesday 6 April v France, kick-off 12noon
Match day 3 - Friday 9 April v Canada, kick-off 11am