Six Nations U20 Training Squad Announced
Scotland U20 Head Coach Sean Lineen has today announced his 29-man training squad ahead of the 2020 Six Nations.
The 16 forwards and 13 backs will meet for a training camp ahead of the competition, with a number of FOSROC Super6 players featuring prominently in the squad selection.
2019 U20 captain Connor Boyle, of Watsonians Rugby, is one of 11 players who featured in last year’s tournament, during which the flanker scored tries against Italy, Ireland and Wales.
Heriot’s Rugby’s Jack Blain also matched that feat with tries in the fixtures with Wales and France, including a double against the latter.
There are several players selected through the Scottish Qualified programme including back-row Archie Smeaton, who plays for Cambridge University and Sale Sharks hooker Ewan Ashman, who is currently on loan at Edinburgh.
Dan Gamble is also selected after coming through the respective age-grade sides and has impressed with his performances for Heriot’s Rugby in the FOSROC Super6 this year.
Biggar’s Jamie Campbell also earns his first U20 inclusion after being part of the U18 Scotland side that defeated Ireland in last year’s Six Nations campaign 42-40.
Head Coach Sean Lineen said: “We have selected a good group of players, some of whom were involved in last year’s programme and we’re excited to see them progress along with the new additions.
“This is an important year for the U20 squad and after some good preparations, where we will play two FOSROC Super6 sides in Watsonians Rugby and Ayrshire Bulls in planned sessions, the boys will be ready to face Ireland in the Six Nations opener at the end of January.
“There will still be opportunities to add to the squad throughout January for a number of players who are currently out injured and who impress the coaching staff ahead of the tournament.”
Tickets for Scotland U20 v England U20 at Myreside (Friday 7 February, kick-off 7.30pm) and Scotland U20 v France U20 at Netherdale (Friday 6 March, kick-off 8pm) are on sale now and can be bought from the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre HERE
Scotland U20 6 Nations Training Squad
Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks)
Connor Boyle (Watsonian Rugby)*
George Breese (Stirling Wolves)
Gregor Brown (Boroughmuir Bears)*
Jamie Campbell (Biggar)*
Dan Gamble (Heriot’s Rugby)*
Rory Darge (Southern Knights)*
Cameron Henderson (Stirling County)*
Jack Hill (Durham University)
Rory Jackson (Ayrshire Bulls)*
Rory Jackson (Watsonians Rugby)*
Thomas Jeffrey (Jed Forest)*
Alex Maxwell (Stourbridge RFC)
Cairn Ramsay (Currie Chieftains)
Robbie Simpson (Edinburgh Academicals)*
Archie Smeaton (Cambridge University)
Jack Blain (Heriot’s Rugby)
Nathan Chamberlain (Hartpury College/Bristol Bears)
Matthew Currie (Watsonians Rugby)*
Roan Frostwick (Watsonians Rugby)*
Callum Grieve (Newcastle University)
Jacob Henry (Southern Knights)*
Scott King (Heriot’s Rugby)*
Robbie McCallum (Boroughmuir Bears)*
Kyle McGhie (Boroughmuir Bears)
Rufus McLean (Boroughmuir Bears)*
Scott Robeson (Heriot's Rugby)
Cameron Scott (Boroughmuir Bears)*
Ollie Smith (Ayrshire Bulls)*
*FOSROC Academy Supported Player