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January 31, 2018

Scotland U20 team to take on Wales

Posted by Editor on January 31, 2018 05:57 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Academy scrum-half Kaleem Barreto starts for Scotland U20
Head Coach Stevie Scott has named the Scotland U20 team to face Wales at Parc Eirias in the opening fixture of the U20 Six Nations this Friday (2 February, ko 8.15pm) - live on BBC2 Wales.

Of the 23-man squad named, 11 players are products of the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy.

In the centre, Stafford McDowell - one of two players in the starting XV to feature in last summer's World Rugby U20 Championship - is joined by Strathallan School product Mark New.

Edinburgh Rugby's Callum McLelland and livewire scrum-half Kaleem Barreto form an all action half-back partnership.

Hooker Robbie Smith is named as captain and will pack down alongside Edinburgh Accies duo Shaun Gunn and Finlay Richardson - who complete the powerful front-row trio.

In the second-row, Jamie Hodgson is joined by Racing 92's Ewan Johnson, whilst Archie Erksine, Guy Graham and Devante Onojaife form an abrasive back-row.

Scotland U20

15 Paddy Dewhirst (Ayr)*

14 Sam Yawayawa (Glasgow Hawks)**
13 Mark New (Glasgow Hawks)
12 Stafford McDowell (Ayr)* VICE CAPTAIN
11 Kyle Rowe (Glasgow Hawks)

10 Callum McLelland (Edinburgh Rugby)
9 Kaleem Barreto (Marr)**

1 Shaun Gunn (Edinburgh Accies)*
2 Robbie Smith (Ayr)* CAPTAIN
3 Finlay Richardson (Edinburgh Accies)
4 Ewan Johnson (Racing 92)
5 Jamie Hodgson (Watsonians)*
6 Archie Erskine (Boroughmuir)*
7 Guy Graham (Hawick)
8 Devante Onojaife (Northampton Saints)

Substitutes

16 Bradley Clements (Ealing)
17 Nathan McBeth (Lions)
18 Murphy Walker (Strathallan School)*
19. Harry Butler (Hartpury)
20 Rory Darge (Melrose)*
21 Charlie Chapman (Gloucester)
22 Ross Thompson (Glasgow Hawks)*
23 Rory McMichael (Glasgow Hawks)

*BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy supported player 2017-18

**BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy Stage 3 player 2017-18