Narrow defeat for Scotland under-19s

The Scotland under-19 development squad conceded a last minute try to Japan National Schools at Meggetland this afternoon to go down 10-7.Hamish Bain celebrates his try

Scotland had led for the majority of the game, following an early try by Hamish Bain, which was converted by Josh Henderson.

Japan kicked a penalty through Yuta Shimotori after 10 minutes to reduce the deficit to 7-3 and that was how it stayed until the 69th minute when Japan scored.

Scotland missed a penalty right at the end of the first-half and with 10 minutes to go the home side came close to a second try, but Ewan Fox was stopped short of the line.

But with just a minute left on the clock Japan scored a converted try from a line-out to deny the Scots victory.

At the end of the game Scotland under-19 hooker Fraser Renwick was named man of the match.

Scotland under-19 development squad:

15. Bruce Sorbie* (GHA RFC)
14. Ali Greig* (Stewarts Melville RFC)
13. Lewis Berg (George Watson’s College)
12. Grant Huggan* (Hawick RFC)
11. Ross McCann* (Stewarts Melville RFC)
10. Josh Henderson* (Glasgow Hawks RFC)
9. Charlie Shiel* (Currie RFC) CAPTAIN
1. Ben Christie (Loughborough University)
2. Fraser Renwick* (Hawick RFC)
3. Daniel Winning (London Irish)
4. Jamie Ure (Worthing RFC)
5. Hamish Bain* (Currie RFC)
6. Luke Crosbie* ( Currie RFC)
7. Thomas Gordon* (Currie RFC)
8. Andrew Grant-Suttie* (GHA RFC)

Replacements (all used)

16. Matthew Emmison* (Aberdeenshire RFC)
17. Jamie Ross (Kirkham GS/ Sale)
18. Blair Robertson (Kelso RFC)
19. George Blackwell (Kirkham GS/ Sale)
20. George Bordill (Sandbach School/ Sale)
21. Andrew Simmers (Heriots RFC)
22. Rob Kay (Heriots RFC)
23. Sean Chapman (Hawick RFC)
24. Ewan Fox* (High School of Dundee/Dundee High Rugby)

*BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy Stage 2 Players