Scotland U20 team named for Welsh finale

Scotland U20 team named for Welsh finale

Scotland U20 Head Coach Sean Lineen has named his side to face tournament hosts, Wales, in the final game of the Under-20 Six Nations tomorrow evening at Cardiff Arms Park (Tuesday 13 July, kick-off 8pm) - live on BBC iPlayer, BBC Two Wales and YouTube.

Although Scotland have been on the receiving end of some tough results this Championship the team will look to their predecessors’ performance against Wales last time out when they produced a stunning seven try display to win 17-52 away in Colwyn Bay.

Only two of the squad who experienced that win are named in the team for tomorrow evening, replacement prop George Breese and stand-off Cammy Scott.

Alex Samuel will captain the side from the second row once again, where he will be partnered by Euan Ferrie.

In the front row Corey Bowker retains his starting position at tighthead with Michael Jones at loosehead. Patrick Harrison, who scored two tries against France last week, continues at hooker.

It’s a fresh-faced back row this week with Harri Morris returning to the team at openside, Ollie Leatherbarrow starts at blindside and Ben Muncaster at No 8.

The familiar half-back pairing of Murray Redpath (scrum-half) and Cammy Scott (stand-off) return for their final outing in the tournament.

There is a new pairing in the midfield as Mike Gray starts once again at inside centre with Scott King returning to the squad at outside centre.

In the back three Ollie Melville moves to the wing, with Finlay Callaghan on the other side of the pitch. Alex Clayton makes his first start of the Championship at full-back.

On the bench Jamie Drummond, Cole Lamberton and Breese are the front-row deputies whilst Max Williamson, Rhys Tait and Rory Jackson will provide further cover for the forward pack.

Last week’s starting half-backs Euan Cunningham and Christian Townsend take a spot on the bench alongside other replacements backs, Elliot Gourlay, Thomas Glendinning and Adam Scott.

Scotland Under-20, Head Coach Sean Lineen said: “There were good periods of play last week, with our physicality showing through with three tries from our forwards.

“Everyone in the 32-man squad has now had an opportunity to show what they can do on the pitch; it’s made selection for the final game of the tournament hugely challenging as this young squad shows huge potential at times.

“This team has displayed huge amounts of passion and spirit in all but one game during the Six Nations Championship. It’s been a long month down here in Cardiff with games coming thick and fast, tomorrow will be a big ask for them to pull together for one last game but the team are up for the task and will look to finish on a high with a good performance against Wales.”

Scotland U20 team to face Wales tomorrow (Tuesday 13 July) at Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff (kick-off 8pm)

15. Alex Clayton (Bath University)

14. Finlay Callaghan* (Ayrshire Bulls/Glasgow Warriors)
13. Scott King* (Heriot’s Rugby/Edinburgh Rugby)
12. Michael Gray*(Boroughmuir Bears/Glasgow Warriors)
11. Ollie Melville* (Boroughmuir Bears/Glasgow Warriors)

10. Cameron Scott* (Southern Knights/Edinburgh Rugby)
9. Murray Redpath (Newcastle University)

1. Michael Jones* (Boroughmuir Bears)
2. Patrick Harrison* (Southern Knights / Edinburgh Rugby)
3. Corey Bowker (Leeds Becket University)
4. Euan Ferrie (Glasgow Hawks)
5. Alex Samuel* (Stirling County/Glasgow Warriors) CAPTAIN
6. Ollie Leatherbarrow (Exeter University)
8. Ben Muncaster* (Watsonians Rugby/Edinburgh Rugby)
7. Harri Morris (Southern Knights)

16. Jamie Drummond* (Ayrshire Bulls)
17. Cole Lamberton*(Watsonians Rugby / Edinburgh Rugby)
18. George Breese* (Stirling Wolves)
19. Max Williamson* (Stirling County/Glasgow Warriors)
20. Rhys Tait (Southern Knights)
21. Rory Jackson* (Ayrshire Bulls/Glasgow Warriors)
22. Euan Cunningham* (Stirling County / Glasgow Warriors)
23. Christian Townsend* (Ayrshire Bulls)
24. Elliot Gourlay (Sale Sharks)
25. Thomas Glendinning* (Glasgow Hawks)
26. Adam Scott* (GHA)

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