He confirmed: “You need to dangle carrots in front of players, and an obvious one for me is emphasising how many big names and big personalities have worn the U20 or U21 jersey and progressed to do big things for their country down the years.
“Our guys [this season] should take confidence from what the likes of Richie and Rob have achieved, but there’s also a responsibility to make sure they honour that history and that heritage.”
Jonny Adams (Aberdeen Grammar Rugby), Sam Atkin (Edinburgh Accies), Mark Bennett (Ayr), Glen Bryce (Stirling County), Mike Doneghan (Glasgow Warriors/Stirling County), Fraser Gillies (Racing Metro 92), Kerr Gossman (Glasgow Warriors/Glasgow Hawks), Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors/Hawick), Gregor Hunter (Edinburgh/Heriot’s), Craig Jackson (Melrose), Harris Jones (Boroughmuir), Sean Kennedy (Stirling County), Harry Leonard (Boroughmuir), Harry Mountain (Team Northumbria), Tom Steven (Glasgow Hawks), Jamie Stevenson (Westcombe Park)
Alex Allan (Loughborough University), David Cherry (Team Northumbria), Mitch Eadie (Filton College), Richard Ferguson (Melrose), Duncan Finnie (Watsonians), Nick Fraser (Boroughmuir), Gary Graham (Gala), Robin Hislop (Edinburgh/Boroughmuir), George Hunter (Glasgow Warriors/Glasgow Hawks, CAPTAIN), Andy Kirkland (Glasgow Hawks), Robert McAlpine (West Of Scotland), Andrew Nagle (Jed Forest), Colin Phillips (Edinburgh/Stewart’s Melville), Grant Runciman (Melrose), Alex Spence (Heriot’s), Mitchell Todd (Nottingham), George Turner (Stewart’s Melville), James Tyas (Bath), Hamish Watson (Leicester Tigers).
Scotland U20 Fixtures 2010/11
Six Nations Championship
Friday 4 Feb, Stade Velodrome de Venoix, Caen, ko 7.00pm (local time):
France U20 v Scotland U20
Friday 11 Feb, Bridgehaugh, ko 7.30pm:Scotland U20 v Wales U20
Friday 25 Feb, Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness, ko 7.30pm: Scotland U20 v Ireland U20
Friday 11 March, Newbury RFC, ko 7.45pm: England U20 v Scotland U20
Friday 18 March, Bridgehaugh, ko 7.30pm: Scotland U20 v Italy U20
3-27 June, Italy, IRB Junior World Championship