Twin brothers Sam and Tom Moncur have been chosen in the Scotland under-17 squad for a three-day training camp at Fettes College, Edinburgh this weekend. The camp is the first stage of two weekends prior to the international against England under-17 at Leeds on Sunday 3 April and then an international festival at Wellington College, Berkshire later in the month.
Centre Sam and hooker Tom are both pupils at St Ambrose College, Altrincham and are attached to Sale Sharks. The 30-strong squad also includes hooker Scott Rendall from Orkney.
Photo: Chris Auld for Scotland under-17 v France in 2010. Chris now plays for Scotland at under-18 level.
Head coach Davy Wilson and assistant coaches Ben Fisher and Colin Robertson will reduce the squad this weekend for the opening international against the English.
Scotland under-17 squad for training camp at Fettes College, Edinburgh, 25-27 March:
Backs – Tony Boyd (Marr College/Kilmarnock), Edward Farquharson (Aberdeen GS), Damien Hoyland (James Gillespie’s HS/Boroughmuir), Jack Somerville (Strathallan School), Ruaridh Smith (North Berwick HS/North Berwick), Cameron Jeffrey (Epsom College), Gregor Mein (Galashiels Academy/Gala Wanderers), Neil Herron (Jordanhill School), Blair Hutchinson (Longridge Towers/Melrose Wasps), Ruairidh Young * (Loretto/Musselburgh), Sam Moncur (St Ambrose College/Sale), Ben Cooper (Sedbergh), Josh Rutnagur (Hutchesons’ GS/ GHA), Daniel McCluskey (Wellington School/Ayr), Ramsay Young (George Watson’s College)
Forwards – Chris Barnes * (High School of Glasgow/Glasgow Hawks), Fraser Irvine (Selkirk HS/Selkirk YC), Ross Murray (Dollar Academy), Darcy Rae (Marr College/Kilmarnock), James Malcolm (Hutchesons’ GS/GHA), Tom Moncur (St Ambrose College/Sale), Scott Rendall (Orkney), Cameron Simpson (Edinburgh Academy), Duncan Campbell (Mackie Academy/Mackie), Peter Redmayne (Loudoun Academy/Kilmarnock), Cameron Turner (Robert Gordon’s College), Chris Dean (Edinburgh Academy), Buchan Richardson (Wellington College), Chris Arnold and Shaun MacDonald * (both Dunblane HS/Stirling County).
* = Member of Performance Player Development Programme supported by Area Institute of Sport network