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March 03, 2006

Scottish club international squad

Posted by Editor on March 3, 2006 01:40 PM | 5 comments | Print | E-mail author

AJ McFarlane is on the bench for the Warriors tonight
Glasgow is well represented in the squad to represent Scotland in the first of the new club international matches against Ireland in Dublin next Friday.

Richard Maxton, Sandy Warnock, Mike Adamson, Steven Duffy, Murray Strang and Stewart Smith from Hawks, and Ayr's Alasdhair McFarlane are included in the 22-man squad. Scrum-half AJ is on the bench for the Warriors tonight.

The squad is drawn from ten clubs and will hold its first training session on Sunday then reconvene throughout next week.

The team will be announced on Monday (6 March).

Head coach Gary Parker said today: "It's been a challenge picking the squad but it's been very much a two-way process. Clubs were asked to nominate players and a consensus has been reached with as much input from club coaches as from us."

Scotland Club International squad to play their Irish counterparts at Donnybrook, Dublin on Friday 10 March, kick-off 7.35pm

Forwards

David Cunningham (Boroughmuir)
Andy Dunlop (Biggar)
Moray Low (Aberdeen GSFP)
Bruce MacFarlane (Stirling County)
Elliot McLaren (Biggar)
Bruce McNeil (Hawick)
Tam McVie (Heriot's)
Angus Martyn (Boroughmuir)
Richard Maxton (Glasgow Hawks)
Wayne Mitchell (Melrose)
Jamie Murray (Melrose)
Sandy Warnock (Glasgow Hawks)

Backs

Mike Adamson (Glasgow Hawks)
Richard Borthwick (Stewart's-Melville FP)
Rory Couper (Boroughmuir)
Calum Cusiter (Boroughmuir)
Steven Duffy (Glasgow Hawks)
Alasdhair McFarlane (Ayr)
Jamie Murray (Melrose)
Mark Robertson (Melrose)
Stewart Smith (Glasgow Hawks)
Murray Strang (Glasgow Hawks)

Management

Grant Wilson – Team Manager (Boroughmuir)
Gary Parker – Head Coach (Biggar)
Bob McKillop – Assistant Coach (Stirling County)
Tom Beattie– Team Doctor (Stewart's-Melville FP)
Sally Vint – Team Physio (Jed-Forest)
Brian (Chico) Woods – Team Attendant (Jed-Forest)

Comments
Posted by Moody Blue on March 3, 2006 02:08 PM | Reply to this comment

Interesting Squad. What do people think? My initial thoughts are that Heriots are unlucky to have so few represented. The absence of Watsonians maybe suggests they have too many non-Scots in their line up; Would Andy Adam of Currie have made it if he hadn't got himself sent off and isn't Drew Moore of Biggar a bit unlucky? On the whole good choices though

Posted by markk on March 3, 2006 02:22 PM | Reply to this comment


Why aren't the second best club in scotland represented? Watsonians would only have two players who aren't scottish qualified the same as every other club in scotland. except the glasgow warriors. and what is angus martin doing in there he's south africa!

Posted by riatsala on March 3, 2006 02:31 PM | Reply to this comment

Suprised about the lack of Watsonians players myself. I also though there might be at least one forward from the Ayr squad. Ally MacLay must have been close too with his try hawl this season! It is the same with any squad like this, some people are always going to be disappointed.

Posted by Highlandbrave75 on March 3, 2006 03:51 PM | Reply to this comment

Good to see Bruce MacFarlane from Stirling County in there. Another good young player who's come through the ranks at Stirling.

Came back from injury during the season and is having a storming run of form.

Look out for one to follow and a possible step up to professional ranks soon.

Posted by hugh on March 3, 2006 07:28 PM | Reply to this comment

It is`after all meant to be a Scottish team not a team of tourists who happened to be passing through Scotland-remember that is`how rugby internationals`started in 1871 because the clubs of Scotland not the SRU because there was no SRU challenged the clubs of England to meet them under the Rugby rules and not the Cambridge rules which the "Allcock" games had been played under-- 4 in 1870 all in London and all lost--beacause the clubs in Scotland had not been truly represented as the main clubs at that time all played under the rugby rules

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