GHA prop James Malcolm has been called into the Scotland under-20 IRB Junior World Championship squad.
Malcolm, son of Glasgow rugby stalwart Walter Malcolm and brother to Donald who has played Scotland under-18 and under-19, replaces Hawick’s Shawn Muir who has fractured his ankle in a recent training session.
Scotland under-20 head coach, Sean Lineen, said: “We’re disappointed to lose Shawn who has been training hard ahead of the tournament, just over a week away in France.
“However, where one door closes another opens and we’re pleased we can call on the services of James who was with us in the lead up to the 6 Nations.
“He’s delighted to have earned the call-up and is a good fit for the squad."
Scotland under-20s first match in the IRB Junior World Championship is against Argentina on Wednesday 5 June. The team will play at Stade Pascal Laporte, Nantes and kick-off at 8pm.
James Thomas Malcolm
Born on 23 September 1994, the 6 foot 1 inch, 103 kilo loosehead prop, James Thomas Malcolm was a part of the Scotland under-20 squad for the 2013 6 Nations. He has previously represented Scotland at under-18 level.
Rugby runs in the Malcolm family with James’ father Walter captaining Glasgow district, Glasgow Accies, GHK and Glasgow Hawks in his playing days and his brother Douglas also turning out for Scotland under-18 and under-19.