Scotland under-19 head coach Don Caskie has named his side to play the Japan National Schools Team at Inverleith in Edinburgh at 13.00 tomorrow.
The sides will meet again next weekend at Meggetland. The 25-man Scotland squad includes seven Exiles and is captained by Charlie Shiel, son of former full Scotland international, Graham.
Speaking ahead of the game, Caskie said:
“These are important fixtures for this group of players to help them gain experience of playing at this level. It gives them a great opportunity to push for a place in the Scotland Under-20 World Cup squad later this year and for next season’s under-20s Six Nations”
“We’re expecting two tough games against some of the best young players from Japan.”
Scotland U19 v Japan Schools – Sunday, 13.00, Inverleith
Scotland U19 XV:
15 Aaron Tait (Merchiston Castle School)
14 Ali Greig (Stewarts Melville RFC)
13 Lewis Berg (George Watson’s College)
12 Grant Huggan (Hawick RFC)
11 Ross McCann (Stewarts Melville RFC)
10 Josh Henderson (Glasgow Hawks RFC)
9 Charlie Shiel (Currie RFC, captain)
1 Ben Christie (Loughborough University)
2 Fraser Renwick (Hawick RFC)
3 Daniel Winning (London Irish)
4 Jamie Ure (Worthing RFC)
5 Luke Crosbie (Currie RFC)
6 Andrew Grant-Suttie (GHA RFC)
7 Thomas Gordon (Currie RFC)
8 Alex Craig (Hartpury College/Gloucester)
Replacements from: Jamie Ross (Kirkham GS/Sale), Blair Robertson (Kelso RFC), Matthew Emmison (Aberdeenshire RFC), George Blackwell (Kirkham GS/Sale), George Bordill (Sandbach School/Sale), Andrew Simmers (Heriots RFC), Ewan Fox (High School of Dundee/Dundee High Rugby), Bruce Sorbie (GHA RFC), Sean Chapman (Hawick RFC), Rob Kay (Heriots RFC) and Hamish Bain(Currie RFC).