U18 squad named as Wales and England games are confirmed

A home-based Scotland Under-18 squad will step up their preparations for upcoming games against Wales and England at a training camp in Stirling this weekend, training alongside a Scottish Qualified Under-18 group and a Scotland Under-17 squad.

Their first game will be against Wales U18 at Inverleith in Edinburgh on Sunday 11 March (kick-off 12pm), before they face England U18 at Bridgehaugh in Stirling seven days later (Sunday 18 March, kick-off 12pm).

The squad will then travel to Wales for a 6 Nations tournament at the end of March.

Scotland Under-18 Head Coach Iain Monaghan said: “We’ve been training regularly over the last couple of months and we’ll step up our preparations this weekend when we meet in Stirling.

“We had a strong hit-out against the Welsh regions last Sunday and that allowed us to see what we’ve been working on in training in a match setting.

“Our first game against Wales is now just over two weeks away and we’re excited to see the players test themselves against two very good teams next month, before the 6 Nations tournament gets underway.”

Scotland Under-18 squad for training camp, Stirling, 24-25 February 2018:

FORWARDS

Name Club / School

Thomas Jeffrey * - Peebles
Mak Wilson * - Duns
Chris Lynas - St Aloysius College
Scott Bell* - Kelvinside Academy
Rory S Jackson * - Edinburgh Academy
Scott Clelland * - Ayr
Tom Morris - Dollar Academy
Kieran Watt - Watsonians
Gavin Wilson * - Dumfries Saints
Alex Marsh - Strathallan School
Struan Whittaker - Trinity BATS
Connor Boyle * - Stewart’s Melville College
Tyler Thomas - Merchiston Castle School
Allan Ferrie - Newton Stewart 

BACKS

Name Club / School

Luhann Kotze * - Biggar HS / Biggar 
Jamie Dobie * - Merchiston Castle School 
Nathan Brown - Stewart’s Melville College
Cameron Scott - George Watsons College 
Scott Robeson - George Heriots School 
Mathew Currie - Merchiston Castle School - 
Callum Hoffie - George Watson’s College 
Ollie Smith * - Strathallan School 
Rufus McLean - Merchiston Castle School 
Jack Blain* - Stewart’s Melville College 
Jake Henry* - Highland 

*BT Sport Academy Player Supported Player