Six Glasgow prospects named for Scotland U20 showdown

Six Glasgow prospects named for Scotland U20 showdown

Six of Glasgow’s brightest young talents have been named in the Scotland U20 squad that will take on Japan at Hive Stadium this Friday night, as Kenny Murray’s men go in search of a victory that will confirm their place in the World U20 Trophy Final.

Having recorded over a century of points in each of their opening two victories over Samoa and Hong Kong China, Murray’s squad know that a win over the similarly unbeaten Japanese will see them earn a shot at promotion to next year’s World Rugby U20 Championship – a tier not reached by Scotland since 2019.

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After coming off the bench to crash over for the final try in the 101-0 victory over Hong Kong China on Saturday, Ryan Burke comes in to start in the second-row for the clash with Japan.

He is joined by another try-scorer from that match behind the scrum, as Johnny Ventisei retains his place at outside centre for the winner-takes-all showdown.

Fergus Watson makes it a trio of Glasgow prospects in the starting XV, the Biggar RFC product another to be promoted to the lineup after being named at full-back for Friday night’s match.

Three further Warriors rotate to the bench after starting against Hong Kong China last time out, as Callum Norrie – a try-scorer against Samoa in round one – wears the number 18 jersey.

Ruaraidh Hart likewise is named amongst the replacements, the second-rower having served as vice-captain in the win over Hong Kong China.

Kerr Yule rounds out the Glasgow cohort, after an energetic showing in the centres for Murray’s men last time out.

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