Under-17S Set Their Sights On Selkirk

Philiphaugh hosts Scotland's under-17 side this Sunday (1 May) as they take on France under-17 in their final fixture of the season (kick-off 2pm, Selkirk RFC).

The side will be looking to continue their unbeaten run, following a win over England under-17 (30-10) in Leeds, and Wellington Festival victories over France A (32-10), England Blues (38-10) and England Reds (35-0) this month.

Head coach Davey Wilson said: "This will be the biggest game that our players have ever experienced so it's fitting that their last outing is reserved for playing the toughest game."

Photo: Damien Hoyland makes a break for Scotland against England Reds

 

Commenting on his team choice Wilson added: "The guys we've included in the selection against France give us flexibility, as certain players can cover other positions and these are the guys who have performed at the top of their game."

Wilson is delighted with the form shown by the squad in this, his first season as under-17 coach. He said: "To begin with they were an unknown quantity and I wasn't sure what to expect. Skill-wise I've been very impressed and the players have taken on board the coaching and management experience.

"We started off with a training game against an Edinburgh select side, then came the victory over England and we've grown in confidence since then. But now we're playing the French under-17 players that beat England under-17 and they're a big, physical side.

"This will be the biggest game that our players have ever experienced so it's fitting that their last outing is reserved for playing the toughest game."

Scotland under-17 v England under-17, Sunday 1 May at Selkirk RFC, kick-off 2pm
(to be selected from)
Chris Barnes (High School of Glasgow/Glasgow Hawks) *
Magnus Bradbury (Oban HS / Oban Lorne) *
Ruairidh Young (Loretto School / Musselburgh) *
Shaun McDonald (Dunblane HS / Stirling County RFC) *
Ben Cooper (Sedbergh)
Blair Hutchison (Longridge Towers / Melrose Wasps)
Cameron Jeffrey (Epsom College)
Cameron Simpson (Edinburgh Academy)
Cameron Turner (Robert Gordon's College)
Chris Dean (Edinburgh Academy)
Damien Hoyland (James Gillespie HS / Boroughmuir)
Darcy Rae (Marr College / Kilmarnock)
Duncan Campbell (Mackie Academy / Mackie RFC)
James Malcolm (Hutchesons’ Grammar / GHA)
Gregor Mein (Gala Academy / Gala Wanderers)
Josh Rutnagur (Hutchesons’ Grammar School / GHA)
Neil Herron (Jordanhill School)
Peter Redmayne (Loudoun Academy / Kilmarnock)
Ramsay Young (George Watson's College)
Ross Murray (Dollar Academy)
Sam Moncur (St Ambrose College / Sale)
Scott Rendall (Orkney RFC)
Tom Moncur (St Ambrose / Sale)

* Member of Performance Player Development Programme supported by Institute of Sport Network

Scotland under-17 results 2011
Sunday 10 April - England U17 10 - 30 Scotland U17
Sunday 17 April - Scotland U17 32 - 10 France A
Tuesday 19 April - Scotland U17 38 - 10 England Blues
Friday 22 April - England Reds 0 - 35 Scotland U17