Six Glasgow academy prospects selected for Scotland U20
Six of the club’s brightest prospects will be suiting up for Scotland U20 in Kenya next month, after Head Coach Kenny Murray named a 28-strong squad for the upcoming World Rugby U20 Trophy.
The squad will be co-captained by 2022/23 Glasgow Warriors academy scrum-half Ben Afshar, as the men in blue look to earn promotion back to the top tier of U20 international rugby.
Three of the Glasgow academy representatives are named amongst the forwards, with Callum Norrie selected after returning to international duty in Saturday’s win over Spain after an injury sustained in this season’s U20 Six Nations.
Ruaraidh Hart brings both dynamism and versatility to the pack, the Glasgow Hawks man capable of playing in both the second-row and back-row for Murray’s men.
Jonny Morris completes the Glasgow forwards selected, having started at openside in the victory over Spain in Zamora.
Behind the scrum, Kerr Yule is selected amongst the midfield options for the men in blue, the young centre having been a standout for Ayrshire Bulls in the recent FOSROC Super Series Sprint.
Ben Salmon joins Yule amongst the centres, the pair having dove-tailed to excellent effect in Zamora on Saturday night.
Logan Jarvie completes the Glasgow academy contingent, the winger hoping to transfer his form for Stirling Wolves onto the international stage.
Scotland kick-off their campaign – and indeed the competition itself – on Saturday 15 July when they take on Zimbabwe at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi. Kick-off is at 8am BST.
Scotland Squad for World Rugby U20 Trophy
Jerry Blyth-Lafferty (Boroughmuir Bears/Edinburgh Rugby)*
Rudi Brown (Southern Knights)
Craig Davidson (Watsonians)
Robbie Deans (Watsonians/Edinburgh Rugby)*
Sam Derrick (Southern Knights)
Finn Duraj (Watsonians)
Eddie Erskine (Bath Rugby/Bath University)
Ruaraidh Hart (Stirling Wolves/Glasgow Warriors)*
Liam McConnell (Boroughmuir Bears/Edinburgh Rugby)* CO-CAPTAIN
Ollie Minnis (Hartpury University)
Jonny Morris (Watsonians/Glasgow Warriors)*
Callum Norrie (Stirling Wolves/Glasgow Warriors)*
Jake Parkinson (Ealing Trailfinders)
Jonny Smith (Harlequins)
Max Surry (Cardiff Met University)
Corey Tait (Boroughmuir Bears)
Ben Afshar (Ayrshire Bulls) CO-CAPTAIN
Finlay Burgess (Stirling Wolves/Edinburgh Rugby)*
Finn Douglas (Southern Knights/Edinburgh Rugby)*
Geordie Gwynn (Ealing Trailfinders)
Logan Jarvie (Stirling Wolves/Glasgow Warriors)*
Dan King (Heriot’s Rugby)
Andrew McLean (Boroughmuir Bears)
Hector Patterson (Watsonians/Edinburgh Rugby)*
Matt Reid (Watsonians)
Ben Salmon (Stirling Wolves/Glasgow Warriors)*
Findlay Thomson (Watsonians)
Kerr Yule (Ayrshire Bulls/Glasgow Warriors)*
* 2023/24 FOSROC Scottish Rugby Contracted Academy Player