Super 4s kick off at Oriam

The BT Sport Academy U19 ‘Super 4s’ kicked off today (18 October) as the four regions played back-to-back in fast-paced, shortened games.

Law variations included restrictions on kick offs to foster competition for the ball, drop goal conversions and a limit on driving mauls, to raise intensity and tempo in the matches.

As the first matches of their kind, the games were designed to exemplify the ‘Scottish Way’ – the blueprint of how Scottish teams at all levels aim to play.

Exciting and intense matches played out, treating the crowd to flowing and ambitious rugby.

Scottish Rugby’s Head of Academy and Performance Programmes, Stephen Gemmell, said: “These matches have been about highlighting aspects of the game that we see as increasingly important in modern rugby.

“The players involved today will appreciate the need to play and make decisions at a high tempo – something that will stand them in good stead as they progress their playing careers.”

BT Sport Academy U19 Super 4s Squads:

Representing Caledonia: Craig Strachan (Aberdeen Grammar), Angus Fraser CAPTAIN (Dundee FP), Fraser Muir (Stirling County), Calum MacPherson (Edinburgh Academical), Andrew Rutherford (Stirling County), Wallace Nelson (Stirling County), Ritchie Dinnes (Highland RFC/Inverness Royal Academy), Ross Bundy (Stirling County), Aidan Reddick (Stirling County), Liam  Rongonui (Aberdeen Wanderers), Michael Jamieson (Lathallan School), Sean Gauld (Dundee FP), Bryn Perrot (Aberdeen Grammar/University of Aberdeen), Callum Kennedy (Howe of Fife RFC), Jonathan Ross (Strathclyde University), Bryce Robertson (Stirling County), Murphy Walker (Strathallan), Hamish White (Strathallan), Angus  Farquhar (Dundee FP), Jamie Munro (Perthshire), Gus Warr (Dollar), Ross Greig (Ellon RFC), Timmy Kennedy (Howe of Fife RFC), Kieran Gammie (Stirling County)

Representing Borders & East Lothian: Robert Stott (Musselburgh RFC), Will Owen (Borders College/Melrose RFC), Thomas Hope (Borders College/Hawick RFC), Thomas Jeffrey (Borders College/Peebles RFC), Callum Renwick (Hawick RFC), Gavin Anderson (Melrose RFC), Daniel Sweeney  (North Berwick RFC), Thomas Brown (Melrose RFC), Jamie McCabe (Borders College /Gala RFC), Stuart Hunter (Peebles HS/RFC), Murray Wigmore (Loretto School), Jack Howe (Jed Forest RFC), Simon Duke (Knox Academy/Haddington RFC), Finlay Broomfield (Borders College/Melrose RFC), Gareth Welsh (Borders College/Hawick RFC), Kyle McGhie (Loretto School), Adam Hall (Heriot Watt University/Melrose RFC), Liam Herdman (Kelso HS/RFC), Duncan Hardie (Heriot Watt University/Berwick RFC), Matthew Klein (Melrose RFC), Ronan McKeen (Hawick HS/RFC), Gary McWilliam (Edinburgh College/Melrose RFC), Morgan Tait (Stirling University/Hawick RFC), Jordan Robbin (Dunbar GS/RFC), Lucas Reid (Borders College/Melrose RFC), Alex Clark (Preston Lodge HS/RFC)

Representing Edinburgh: Thomas Petiau (Stewart’s Melville FP), Campbell Wilson CAPTAIN (Currie Chieftains), Divan Cloete (Trinity Academical), Charlie Fullarton (Merchiston Castle School), Callum Greer (Currie Chieftains), Harry Fisher (Merchiston Castle School), Callum McDevitt (Boroughmuir RFC), Kit Buchan (Edinburgh Academical FC), Murray Scott VICE-CAPTAIN (Watsonian FC), Robbie McPherson (Strathclyde University), Jack Knight (Trinity Academical RFC), Cameron Symes (Glasgow University), Ian Kay (Heriot’s), Lomond MacPherson (Watsonian FC), Findlay Smith (Stewart’s Melville FP), Neil Colvin (Boroughmuir RFC), Cole Imrie (Trinity Academical RFC), Archie McNicol (Fettes College), Alasdair Walls (Edinburgh Academical FC), Duncan Moynan (Trinity Academical RFC), Connor Pearce (Merchiston Castle School), Jamie Anderson (Stewart’s Melville FP), Michael Wilson (Boroughmuir RFC), Angus Paton (Currie Chieftains)

Representing Glasgow & the West: Andrew Nimmo (Biggar), Stuart Collier (Ayr/Glasgow University), Ewan Rintoul (Glasgow Hawks/Glasgow Caledonian University), Baraka Ali (Cartha Queens Park), Adam Kerr (GHA), Seth Rae (Ayr/Ayrshire College), Cameron Reece (Ayr/Glasgow University), Jack McLean (Glasgow Academicals), George Baird (GHA), Matt Davidson (Ayr), Euan Bogle (Biggar), Michael Hughes (GHA), Andy Jardine (Melrose), Matt Holland (Glasgow Hawks), Jack Mccready (Glasgow Academicals/Strathclyde University), Marcus Goodwin (Cartha Queens Park), Simon Mukulumani (East Kilbride), Guy Kelly (Bigger), Blair Stewart-Henderson (Cartha Queens Park), Euan Brown (Glasgow Hawks), Rory McGinn (Dundee High FP/Dundee University), Harry Lynch (Ayr), Ruairidh Anderson (Ardrossan)