Five selectors have been appointed to hone Scottish Rugby’s talent identification at age-grade levels. The selectors will work closely with the coaching teams at Scotland under-20, under-18, under-17 and under-16 levels.
Henry Edwards, Scottish Rugby’s Head of Coach Development, said: “The selectors have been appointed to support our coaches in identifying suitable players to be part of our national age-grade squads."
Edwards added: “We will also continue to tap in closely to our network of Regional Academy Coaches, working with our schools and clubs around the country, as well as with Exile players via our Exiles structure.”
The selectors are:
Scotland under-20/under-20A – Lawrence Black – head national selector; Lawrence has many years of experience as a selector working in Yorkshire and with the Scottish Exiles as a selector/coach/team manager. His son, Alex, is a scrum-half and is one of the Elite Development Players with Edinburgh Rugby.
Scotland under-18/under-17 – Ian Mitchell – head national selector; Ian has been involved in the Caledonia pathway programme as a team manager and coach for many years
Scotland under-18/under-17 – Danny Roussow – regional selector (Edinburgh); Danny is Director of Rugby at Loretto School and has worked as a coach in the Edinburgh pathway programme.
Scotland under-16 – Colin McCulloch – head national selector; Colin has been an international age-grade selector as well as selector and team manager in the Edinburgh pathway programmes.
Scotland under-16 – Jonathan Willis – regional selector (Glasgow); Jonathan has been an assistant coach in the Glasgow pathway programmes.
For full details of age-grade fixtures this season check on this website. Admission to all age-grade games in Scotland is FREE.