Edinburgh Under 18 Extended Squad Announced For 2011/12

Following watching many school and club games over the early part of the season, the Edinburgh Under 18 management would like to announce the following 32 players who have been selected for the extended squad. The players will have 5 training sessions held over the 7th, 10th and 11th December, before the final 23 will be chosen to play against the Borders on the 18th December in the National Selection Fixture. Following this match the national selectors will confirm their extended squad for a national trial, held on 3rd / 4th March, and lead into preparation for the international u18 programme.
 
Head coach Duncan Harrison said ‘There is a lot of competition for places within this Edinburgh squad and I am looking forward to seeing them competing hard for regional places and thereafter for spots in the national squad. This is a fantastic opportunity for these young players to put their hand up and promote themselves to the new national u18 coach.’ He went on to say ‘The Edinburgh programme is very condensed this year which means that the players have to work hard to gel together and quickly learn to work alongside players from different schools and clubs. This reflects what it will be like when the boys step up to international rugby where the number of sessions to prepare is limited’
 
Duncan Harrison – Head Coach – Edinburgh Under 18
Colin McCulloch – Manager – Edinburgh Under 18
 
Caledonia u18 v Glasgow u18 – 1pm
Edinburgh u18 v Borders u18 – 2.30pm
Sunday 18th December 2011
Murrayfield Stadium – back pitches
 
For any questions about this or any Regional player development programmes within Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian contact Ben.fisher@sru.org.uk

Edinburgh Under 18  Extended Training Squad

Backs
Murray Black (Stewart’s Melville College) Jack Broadley (George Watson’s College) Hamish Dalgarno (Fettes College) Alistair Fraser (Firhill HS/Boroughmuir RFC) Chris Gilfillan (Stewarts Melville College) Alex Glashan (Edinburgh Academy)* Damien Hoyland (Telford College/Boroughmuir RFC) Douglas Jagger (Loretto School) Dominic Johnston (George Watson’s College) Calum Kerr (Musselburgh RFC) Euan McKean (George Watson’s College) Andrew McMillan (George Watson’s College) Sam Pecquer (BATS) Freddy Smith (Edinburgh Academy) Charlie Tressider (Loretto School) & Ramsay Young (George Watson’s College)*

Forwards
Magnus Bradbury (Merchiston Castle School)* Andrew Crammond (Royal HS / BATS) Chris Dean (Edinburgh Academy)* Thomas Gracie (Musselburgh RFC) Ross Gregor (George Watson’s College) Neil Irvine-Hess (George Watson’s College)* Rhys Jack (George Watson’s College) Joe Jones (Merchiston Castle School) Ross Mackintosh (Stewart’s Melville College) Issac Miller (Stewarts Melville College) Kyle Munro (Telford College / Haddington RFC) Michael Robertson (Linlithgow HS / RFC) Ronan Seydak (Edinburgh Academy) Cameron Simpson (Edinburgh Academy) Tommy Spinks (Fettes College) & Munro Third (Loretto School)

Not Considered due to Injury:
Stephen Hunter (Lasswade) and Ruairidh Young (Edinburgh Accies)*

* Member of Performance Player Development Program supported by AIS (Area Institute of Sport) in Tier 3