Scotland U20 team announced for Welsh warm-up

Scotland U20 team announced for Welsh warm-up

Following the first of two matches in the build-up to their IRB Junior World Championship next month in New Zealand, Scotland's under-20 squad take on Wales in Bridgend tomorrow (Wednesday) evening.The match, against their last opponents in this season's 6 Nations, sees a number of changes to the backs - Gavin Parker coming off the bench to start at full back, Sam Pequeur starting on the wing and Rory Hutchinson moving into the starting XV at stand-off. Two changes to the pack see Glen Young in at lock with Lewis Carmichael moving to the bench and Gabriel Carroll getting a run at no 8.After a promising start and a half-time lead on Sunday, the Scots were ultimately edged by the Irish, 17-30, giving away two late tries and must up their game against a strong Welsh side who are aiming for a second consecutive Final appearance in June's Championship.Scotland team for pre IRB JWC training game v Wales, 14 May 2014, Bridgend RFC  15     Gavin Parker (Exeter University) 14     Sam Pecqueur (Edinburgh Accies)13     Chris Dean (Edinburgh Accies/Scotland 7s) 12     Neil Herron ((Glasgow Hawks/Scotland 7s)11     Damien Hoyland (Melrose) *10     Rory Hutchinson (Northampton Saints) 9       Ben Vellacott (Hartpury/Gloucester)1     Jack Cosgrove (Worcester Warriors)2     Sam James (London Wasps)3     D'arcy Rae (Ayr/Glasgow Warriors) **4     Andrew Cramond (Aberdeen Grammar)5     Glen Young (Newcastle Falcons)6     Neil Irvine-Hess (Watsonians/Edinburgh Rugby) **7     Tommy Spinks (C) (London Scottish)8     Gabriel Carroll (Loughborough University)Substitutes16     Isaac Miller (Loughborough University)17     Phil Cringle (Edinburgh Accies/Edinburgh Rugby) **18     Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Hawks)19     Lewis Carmichael (Melrose) * 20     Shaun MacDonald (Stirling County)21     Ruaridh Knott (Melrose/Highland)22     Hugh Fraser (Merchiston Castle School) 23     Blair Hutchison (Loughborough University/Melrose)24     Ruairidh Young (Edinburgh Accies)25     Ben Chalmers (Melrose)26     Gavin Lowe (Glasgow Hawks/Glasgow Warriors) **27     Jamie Farndale (Edinburgh Accies/Edinburgh Rugby) **    Scotland under-20 squad for IRB Junior World CupMagnus Bradbury (Boroughmuir/Edinburgh Rugby) **Lewis Carmichael (Melrose) *Ben Chalmers (Melrose)Gabriel Carroll (Loughborough University)Jack Cosgrove (Worcester Warriors)Andrew Cramond (Aberdeen Grammar)Philip Cringle (Edinburgh Accies/Edinburgh Rugby) **Chris Dean (Edinburgh Accies/Scotland 7s)Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Hawks)Jamie Farndale (Edinburgh Accies/Edinburgh Rugby) **Cameron Fenton (Strathallan School/Howe of Fife) *Alex Glashan (Edinburgh Accies/Scotland 7s)Neil Herron (Glasgow Hawks/Scotland 7s)Damien Hoyland (Melrose) *Rory Hutchison (Northampton Saints)Blair Hutchinson (Loughborough University/Melrose)Neil Irvine-Hess (Edinburgh Rugby) **Sam James (London Wasps)Gavin Lowe (Glasgow Hawks/Glasgow Warriors) **James Malcolm (Ayr) *Gavin Parker (Exeter University)Sam Pecqueur (Edinburgh Accies)D'arcy Rae (Ayr/Glasgow Warriors) **Jamie Ritchie (Strathallan School/Howe of Fife) *Tommy Spinks (London Scottish) (captain)Ben Vellacott (Hartpury/Gloucester)Glen Young (Newcastle Falcons)Ruairidh Young (Edinburgh Accies)* member of Scottish Rugby's Regional Academy supported by sportscotland Institute of Sport  **Elite Development Player 2013/14The IRB Junior World Cup 2014 will be held in Auckland, New Zealand. Scotland's pool games are against South Africa (Monday 2 June, k/o 3.35pm local); Samoa (Friday 6 June, k/o 3.35pm local); and New Zealand (Wednesday 10 June, k/o 7.35pm local). Further fixtures on Sunday 15 June and Friday 20 June are dependent on results. Last year, Scotland finished in 10th place in the tournament.

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