Ahead of the full team announcement tomorrow, the teams for the U20s, Scotland Women and Club International sides were announced today.
Friday 24 February, Scotland Club International team vs the XV of France, Millbrae, Ayr, kick-off 7.30pm
A return call up for our very own Alan Dymock means he won’t be required to turn out for Glasgow and he returns to a fixture that promises the usual mix of tough competitiveness and amateur era camaraderie. Having warmed up against the Under 20s, the Club International side have not had a run-out yet this Six Nations, as they like the A Team don’t have a full competitive tournament.
Scotland Club International Team: Fraser Harkness (Selkirk), Callum Anderson (Aberdeen Grammar), Ross Curle (Ayr), Dean Kelbrick (Glasgow Hawks), Fraser Thomson (Melrose), Lee Millar (Gala), Richard Snedden (Currie); Alan Dymock (Heriot’s), Sean Crombie (CAPTAIN) (Boroughmuir), Alan Brown (Dundee HSFP), Rory McKay (Glasgow Hawks), Scott Sutherland (Ayr), Graeme Dodds (Melrose), Rob Colhoun (Ayr), Ross Weston (Currie)
Replacements: Fraser Brown (Heriot’s), John Cox (Currie), Gary Holborn (Melrose), Richard Hawkins (Dundee HSFP), Andrew Rose (Boroughmuir), Morgan Ward (Aberdeen Grammar), Stuart Edwards (Stirling County), Danny Gilmour (Stirling County)
Friday 24 February, Scotland under-20 v France under-20, Netherdale, Galashiels, kick-off 7.30pm
With a small reshuffle to the squad, Peter Wright still has to do without Edinburgh’s Robin Hislop but Harry Leonard continues in the captain’s armband, being arguably the next most experienced. Having fronted up against the Welsh in Colwyn Bay and scored a couple of tries through Jamie Farndale, the Scots are still left chasing a win and will hope that this weekend’s match against France does not represent a return to the tough lessons they faced against England.
Scotland Under-20 Team: Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Scotland 7s/Heriot’s), Jamie Farndale (Edinburgh Rugby/Edinburgh Accies), Robbie Fergusson (Ayr), Finn Russell (Falkirk), Michael Crawley (Boroughmuir), Harry Leonard (Edinburgh Rugby) (capt.), Matt Torrance (Ospreys); Jamie Bhatti (Stirling County), George Turner (Edinburgh Rugby/Stewart’s Melville), Alex Allan (Loughborough Students), Adam Sinclair (Stirling County), Jonny Gray (Hamilton), Mitch Eadie (Bristol Rugby), Will Bordill (Sale Sharks), Jamie Swanson (Boroughmuir)
Replacements: Russel Anderson (Gala), Gavin Robertson (Dundee HSFP), Andrew Redmayne (Dundee HSFP), Callum Reid (Edinburgh Accies), Callum Maguire (Berwick), Murray McConnell (Glasgow Warriors) Jack Bradford (Nottingham), Tom Steven (Glasgow Hawks)
Saturday 25 February, Scotland Women v France Women at Bridgehaugh, Stirling, kick-off 2pm
Scotland Women too are without a win in their Six Nations and have named a team that sees the return of Susie Brown to the back row. The international is preceded by a senior women’s regional round-robin tournament which kicks off at 11.15am.
Scotland Women Team: Stephanie Johnston (RHC Cougars), Katy Green (Murrayfield Wanderers), Laura Steven (Murrayfield Wanderers), Lisa Ritchie (Carlisle), Sarah Dixon (Stirling County), Lisa Martin (Murrayfield Wanderers), Louise Dalgliesh (RHC Cougars); Tracy Balmer (Worcester), Sarah Quick (Murrayfield Wanderers), Beth Dickens (Murrayfield Wanderers), Anna Swan (RHC Cougars), Jemma Forsyth (Hillhead/Jordanhill), Lindsay Wheeler (Richmond), Ruth Slaven (Murrayfield Wanderers), Susie Brown (Richmond)
Replacements: Lindsey Smith (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), Heather Lockhart (Hillhead/Jordanhill), Katherine Muir (Richmond), Charlotte Veale (London Wasps), Tanya Griffith (RHC Cougars), Caroline Collie (OA Saints), Lauren Harris (Melrose)
All the above matches are free entry so if you are in the neighbourhood, please go along and support our boys and girls.