Under-16 training squad announced

A national under-16 training squad has been selected to take part in a training day later this month, to give the national coaches a chance to run the rule over a group of players ahead of national selection in March 2014.

The 42-man squad will take part in the training day at Lochinch Rugby Club in Glasgow on Sunday 29 December.

Head coach Gary Mercer said: "This is a significant day as we build-up towards national selection in March.

"The under-16 squad is an important foundation for boys with good rugby potential and our aim is to nurture and develop that talent.

"This is the first level of a continued ladder to national senior test rugby."


Under-16 Training Camp Squad


Graham Allan (St Columba’s School), Hamish Bain (Portobello RFC / Portobello High School), Sam Bate (Merchiston Castle School), Liam Brymer (Stirling County), Paul Cairncross (East Kilbride RFC / Calderglen), Fraser Curren (GHA / St Aloysius' College), Kenneth Drummond (George Watson's College), Ross Dunbar (Linlithgow RFC / Linlithgow Academy), Campbell Duns (Edinburgh Academy), Rory Evans (George Watson's College), Matthew Fagerson (Dundee Eagles / Strathallan School), Kier Hail-Brown (Stirling County), Andrew Horne (Preston Lodge RFC / Preston Lodge High School), Ciaran Kennear (Merchiston Castle School), Damon Little (Langholm RFC / Langholm Academy), Euan Malloch (George Watson's College), Matthew Nortcotte (Ardrossan RFC), Finlay Richardson (Merchiston Castle School), Callum Eastwood (George Watson's College), Andrew Forrest (Berwick RFC), Thomas Klein (Melrose RFC / Earlston High School), Calum Braid (Moffat Academy and Moffat RFC)


Lewis Berg (Preston Lodge RFC / Preston Lodge High School), Ben Eynon (Perthshire RFC / Perth Academy), Ewan Fox (Dundee Eagles / Dundee High School), Gregor Haldane (Stirling County / Dollar Academy), Cammy Hutchison (North Berwick RFC / North Berwick High School), Charlie Lonergan (GHA / St Aloysius' College), Michael Manning (Ayr RFC), Ross McCann (RHC Cougars / Royal High School), Aaron McColm (Selkirk RFC / Selkirk High School), Ben Morris (Merchiston Castle School), Gary Munro (Jedburgh RFC / Jedburgh Grammar School), Mark New (Mackie Academy RFC), Gregor Paxton (Kilmarnock RFC / Grange Academy), Nicholas Peters (Edinburgh Academy), Charlie Shiel (RHC Cougars / Royal High School), Bruce Sorbie (Robert Gordon's College), Peter Steele (Biggar RFC / Biggar High School), Aaron Tait (Ayr RFC / Wellington School), Gregor Tait (George Watson's College), Ben Appleson (Edinburgh Academy)