Scotland & Wales name U20 sides for Friday fixtures

Wales and Scotland have named their U20 sides to face France and Italy respectively.

Wales include no exiles, but Scotland include a number of exiles, including former Oakham captain Ruaraidh Smith on the right wing, Millfield leaver Alec Coombes on the left wing, and Northampton Saints’ Rory Hutchinson at standoff.

On the bench the experiences Sam James of Wasps returns to the fold, as does Hartpury College’s Ben Vellacott, while another Millfield leaver, Jack Owlett, is also on the bench.


Scotland U20 v Italy:

15. Ruairi Howarth (Edinburgh Rugby/Gala)

14. Ruaraidh Smith (Currie)

13. Archie Russell (Stirling County)

12. Patrick Kelly (Le Parc)

11. Alec Coombes (London Scottish)

10. Rory Hutchinson (Northampton Saints)

9. George Horne (Glasgow Hawks)

1. Murray McCallum (Aberdeen Grammar Rugby)

2. Ross Graham (Hawick)

3. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors/Glasgow Hawks)

4. Andrew Davidson (Glasgow Warriors/Glasgow Hawks)

5. Lewis Carmichael (Melrose)

6. Neil Irvine-Hess (Melrose)

7. Jamie Ritchie (c) (Edinburgh Rugby)

8. Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh Rugby/Boroughmuir)

Replacements:  16. Sam James (Wasps)  17. Dan Elkington (Watsonians)  18. Jack Owlett (Exeter Chiefs/ Exeter University)  19. Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors/Glasgow Hawks)  20. Ally Miller (Edinburgh Rugby/Watsonians)  21. Ben Vellacott (Gloucester/Hartpury College)  22. Tom Galbraith (Melrose)  23. Ben Robbins (Edinburgh Rugby/Watsonians).

Wales U20 XV v France:

James Whittingham (Blues); Joshua Adams (Scarlets), Owen Watkin (Ospreys), Garyn Smith (Blues), Joe Thomas (Ospreys); Jarrod Evans (Blues), Tom Williams (Blues); Luke Garrett (Dragons), Liam Belcher (Blues), Dillon Lewis (Blues), Joe Davies (Dragons), Rory Thornton (capt, Ospreys),  Jordan Viggers (Blues), Ollie Griffiths (Dragons), Harrison Keddie (Dragons)

Replacements: Torin Myhill (Scarlets), Keagan Bale (Dragons), Alex Jeffries (Dragons), Adam Beard (Ospreys), Jon Fox (Ospreys), Kieran Hardy (Scarlets), Joe Gage (Ospreys), Barney Nightingale (Dragons)

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