Scotland U18 select beat Leeds Academy U18 in Peebles

A Scotland under-18 select, playing as Scottish Districts XV U18 beat Leeds Academy U18, 57-7, at Peebles RFC yesterday (Sunday 18 August).



The side - missing a number of the players who, earlier this summer, took part in a two-week training camp in Valladolid - enjoyed a two-day camp in the town with the match the culmination of their weekend.

The young Scots beat their cross-border rivals by nine tries and six conversions to a converted try and will continue to have their performances monitored by the coaches in the build-up to the next camp in October.

Head coach Eddie Pollock said: "It was a team performance from all our players, 1 to 23. The quality of the forward ball was very good and some of the [nine] tries were out of the top drawer.

"We've got a lot of competition now for places for squad for the FIRA European competition in March."


Scottish Districts XV v Leeds Academy U18 at Peebles RFC, kick-off 1.30pm, Sunday 18 August

(selected from - tries/conversions)

Lewis Anderson (Marr/Marr College)
Scott Burnside (Heriot's FP) *
Fraser Christie (Stewart’s Melville College)
James Couper (GHA) * (1 try)
Craig Cowan (Jed Thistle/Jedburgh GS)
Scott Cummings (Glasgow Hawks/Kelvinside Academy) * (1 try)
Daniel Elkington (Newcastle Falcons/Sedbergh)
Matthew Emmison (Ellon/Ellon Academy)
Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Hawks)
James Francis (Harlequins/Epsom School)
Hugh Fraser (Merchiston Castle School) (1 try) *
Adam Hastings (Millfield School) (6 conversions)
Ruari Howarth (Gala Wanderers) (2 tries)
Rory Hutchison (Shelford/MPW Cambridge)
Christopher Jollands (High School of Dundee) *
Josh Laird (Kirkcaldy/Strathallan) (1 try)
Andrew Manson (Stewart's Melville College)
Robbie Nairn (Currie/Currie Community HS) *
Reuben Norville (London Irish/St Pauls) (1 try)
Gary Robertson (Gala Wanderers) (2 tries)
Callum Sheldon (Newcastle Falcons/Queen Elizabeth School)
Matthew Smith (Stirling County/Stirling HS)
Lewis Wynne (Stirling County)

* Scottish Institute of Sport supported player 2013-14