Scotland name 28-man U16 squad


Scotland have announced their U16 squad following their trial at Lochinch last weekend.

The 46-man group that met on Sunday has been trimmed to 28 ahead of another training camp this weekend, where it will be reduced again to 26 players.

The squad then gave Newcastle Falcons at Murrayfield on Sunday 22nd March in their final piece of preparation ahead of April’s Wellington Festival, where Scotland U16 will face England North, England South West, and Wales Celts.

Included in Roddy Deans’ squad are several players based in English Schools including Bedford’s Fraser Dingwall, Wellington School’s Matt Davidson, King’s Macclesfield’s Cameron Redpath, and Wellington College’s Rory McMichael in the back division, while Bristol Grammar School’s Andrew Christie is included in the pack.

Forwards: Adam Kerr (Hutcheson’s GS), Andrew O’Neill (Glenalmond College), Callum Cruickshank (Stirling County RFC/Dollar Academy), Cameron Blakemore (Stirling County RFC/Dollar Academy), Connor Clark (Stirling County RFC), Finlay Richardson (Merchiston Castle School), Finlay Darrah (Dunbar Grammar School/Dunbar RFC), Finlay Scott (Jedburgh GS/Jed Thistle RFC), Paul Cairncross (East Kilbride RFC/Kelvinside Academy), Robbie Smith (Newton Stewart RFC), Roderick Guiney (Peebles High School/Peebles RFC), Wallace Nelson (Stirling County RFC), Sean Gauld (Dundee Eagles/High School of Dundee), Martin Hughes (St. Aloysius’ College), Andrew Christie (Old Bristolians RFC/Bristol GS).

Backs: Calum Gaw (Ayr RFC), Cameron Symes (Stewart’s Melville College/Currie RFC), Edmund Abekhe (Fettes College), Jack Paterson (Fettes College), Josh Eagers (Merchiston Castle School/Currie RFC), Kaleem Barreto (Glenalmond College), Matt Davidson (Ayr RFC/Wellington School), Peter Steele (Biggar RFC), Ross Thompson (Stewart’s Melville College), Jack McCready (Glasgow Hawks RFC/The Glasgow Academy), Fraser Dingwall (Cambridge RUFC/Bedford School), Rory McMichael (Wellington College), Cameron Redpath (Kings School – Macclesfield).

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