After putting up a plucky performance against England in their international festival opener in Wales last Friday, Scotland’s under-18 squad now regroup to take on their Italian counterparts at Llandovery tomorrow (Tuesday 6 April, kick-off 4pm).
Shuffling the pack following the 9-29 defeat by England, Friday’s substitutes Hogg, Hall, Leonard, Stevenson, Redmayne and Sutherland are named in the starting line-up which is augmented with Bennett at centre and forwards Robertson and Johnstone.
The side’s third and final game takes place on Saturday, against Ireland under-18, kicking off at 4pm.
Scotland under-18 team against Italy on Tuesday 6 April, kick-off 4pm at Llandovery RFC
15 Stuart Hogg (Heriot’s)
14 Andrew Hall (Strathallan)
13 Michael Crawley (Stewart’s Melville College)
12 Mark Bennett (Cumnock RFC)
11 Jamie Urquhart (Stirling County)
10 Harry Leonard (Brighton College)
9 Jamie Stevenson (Whitgift)
1 Robin Hislop (Hawick Wanderers)
2 George Turner (Stewart’s Melville College)
3 Gavin Robertson (Earlston High School / Melrose Wasps)
4 Stuart Smith (North Berwick)
5 Andrew Redmayne (Kilmarnock)
6 Rory Sutherland (Hawick Wanderers)
7 Ben Johnstone (Stewart’s Melville College)
8 Lawrie Seydak (Edinburgh Academy)