U17 & U18 FOSROC Scottish Rugby Regional Championship Finals | Preview
Four action-packed matches are scheduled to kick-off this Sunday (20 February) at The Greenyards, Melrose, for the finals of the U17 and U18 FOSROC Scottish Rugby Regional Championship, with the first match kicking off at 12 noon.
With a two-year delay due to the pandemic, Regional Championship action returned last week for the opening round of Championship fixtures in St Andrews where the results were as follows:
Caledonia 12–24 Glasgow & The West
Edinburgh 17-29 Borders & East Lothian
Edinburgh 12–0 Borders & East Lothian
Glasgow & The West 27–17 Caledonia
The U17 Championship will open with the first match of the day, as Caledonia are set to face Edinburgh, which will be followed with Glasgow & The West going head-to-head against The Borders to decide who will lift the U17 trophy.
Then moving onto the U18 Championship, you will see The Borders & East Lothian take on Caledonia, followed by the U18 trophy decider between Edinburgh and Glasgow & The West.
The Champions of each series will be presented with their respective trophies and medals will be awarded to each player of the team.
Following on from this fixture all eyes will then turn to selection for the U18 Junior 1872 Cup fixture on Sunday 27 February which will be held back at The Greenyards.
Players from Edinburgh and The Borders and East Lothian will be selected to represent Edinburgh Rugby whilst the Glasgow Warriors team will be selected from players who play for Caledonia and Glasgow and the West.
Players selected for those sides will then get the opportunity to represent either Glasgow Warriors or Edinburgh Rugby when the travel to Wales to face their Celts and Druids teams on the weekend of Saturday 5 March.
If players impress throughout, they will then be invited to national U18 camps before Scotland U18 take part in a Six Nations festival in the spring.
Spectators are welcome to the U17 and U18 FOSROC Scottish Rugby Regional Championships in Melrose tomorrow, entry is free.
Fixtures on Sunday 20 February
Caledonia v Edinburgh, kick-off 12 noon
Glasgow & The West v The Borders & East Lothian, kick-off 1.30pm
The Borders & East Lothian v Caledonia, kick-off 3pm
Edinburgh v Glasgow & The West, kick-off 4.30pm
Caledonia U17: 15. Wilfie Timney (Dollar) 14. Charlie Waterworth (Dunfermline RFC) 13. Andy Clark (Morrisons Academy) 12. Jo Townshend (Strathallan) 11. Logan Riley (Strathmore/AngusColts) 10. Andrew Storie (Dunfermiline RFC) 9. Ryan Mellon (Kirkcaldy RFC) 1. John Cadden (Mackie) 2. Seb Stephen (Glenalmond) 3. Alexander Hough (High School of Dundee) 4. Archie Jaffrey-Smith (Dollar) 5. Murray Oliver (Kirkcaldy) CAPTAIN 6. Ruari Anderson (Strathallan) 7. Carlos Aija (Strathallan) 8. Alfie Kinsella (Highland RFC)
Replacements: 16. Archie Inglis (Dollar) 17. Jay Richards (Stirling County) 18. Cole Stirling (Howe of Fife) 19. Ramsay Scott (Stirling County) 20. Angus Cook (Howe of Fife) 21. Alfie Grant (Robert Gordon’s College) 22. Jackson Fraser (St Leonards/Madras RFC) 23. Connel Burgess (Deeside) 24. Finn Spurway (Glenalmond)
Head Coach: Andrew Hamilton
Assistant Coaches: Mike Blackie, Graham Smith, Andy Cummins
Edinburgh U17: 15. Thomas Russell (Stewarts Melville) 14. Oz Canakaivata (Boroughmuir RFC) 13. Charlie Lomond (Edinburgh Academy) 12. Max Clark (George Watsons) CAPTAIN 11. Eddie Murray (Edinburgh Academy) 10. Jamie Cain (Stewarts Melville), 9. Thomas Whyte (Edinburgh Academy); 1. Angus McGregor (Merchiston School) 2. Louis Aris (Royal High School) 3. Finlay Gillgrass (George Heriot’s School/Boroughmuir RFC), 4. Oliver Duncan (Edinburgh Academy) 5. Oliver Sebra Dunlop (Merchiston), 6. Toby Edwin (Edinburgh Academy), 7. Henry Teall (George Watsons) 8. Aiden Barry (Edinburgh Harlequins).
Replacements: 16. Gordie Stephen (Merchiston) 17. Mac Khurana (Edinburgh Academy) 18. Mark Fyffe (George Watsons) 19. Eddie Waugh (Stewarts Melville) 20. Finlay McIntosh (George Watsons) 21. Hugo Alderson (Royal High School) 22. Thomas Robertson (Merchiston) 23. Cole Mapara (Merchiston)
Head Coach: Stevie Leckie
Assistant Coach: Alex Toolis, Ross Hanning and Thomas Johnson
Glasgow & The West U17: 15. Fergus Clannachan (Dumfries Saints) 14. Pat Spence (West of Scotland RFC) 13. Johnny Ventesi (St Aloysius College VICE CAPTAIN) 12. Jack Craig (Wellington/ Ayr RFC) 11. Yeadon Davie (Wellington/ Ayr RFC) 10. Gregor Lang (Biggar RFC) 9. Leo Reid (Cartha Queens Park RFC) 1. Scott Roden (Wellington/ Ayr RFC) 2. Angus Cameron (West of Scotland RFC) 3. Finlay Wheelar (Hutchesons Grammar School) 4. Callum Hamilton (Wellington/ Ayr RFC CAPTAIN) 5. David McDonald (St Aloysius College) 6. Lewis Ferguson 7. Craig Nolan (Whitecraigs RFC) 8. Jake Shearer (Wellington/ Ayr RFC)
Replacements: 16. Caleb McCracken (GHA) 17. Angus Rintoul (St Columbas School) 18. Myles Macauley (GHK/ Kelvinside Academy) 19. Connor Jess (Biggar RFC) 20. Paddy Baume Kennedy (High School of Glasgow) 21. Mathew Urwin (St Aloysius College) 22. Kwesi O Hare (High School of Glasgow) 23. Mark Henry (St Columbas School)
Head Coach: David Mitchell
Coaches: Ewan Clark, Gary Strain and Chris Reid
Borders & East Lothian U17: 15. Oliver Craig (Knox Academy/Haddington), 14. Fraser Falgate (Preston Lodge High School/ Peebles RFC), 13. Russell Kerr (Gala Academy/RFC), 12. Henry Thomas (Loretto School), 11. Mark Glen (Jedburgh Grammar School/Jed Thistle), 10. Ethn Wilson (Dunbar GS/ RFC), 9. James Hastie (Loretto School); 1. Hamish Derrick (Earlston High School/Melrose Rugby), 2. James Glenndinning (Gala Academy/Gala Rugby), 3. Ben White (Peebles High School/Peebles RFC), 4. Fraser Wilson (Gala Academy/Gala Rugby), 5. Rory Anderson (Dunbar Grammar School/North Berwick RFC), 6. Joss Arnold (Loretto School/Haddington RFC), 7. Lachlan Graham (Preston Lodge High School/ Preston Lodge RFC), 8. Dylan Cockburn (Earlston High School/Melrose RFC).
Replacements: 16. David Campbell (Ross High School/Ross High RFC), 17. Jamie Currie (Dalkeith High School/Ross High RFC), 18. Fergus Bell (Hawick Youth), 19. Jake Snozeberg (Hawick HS/ Hawick Youth), 20. Finlay Yule (Ross High School/RFC), 21. Rex Condie (Loretto School), 22. Eli Hamilton (Hawick HS/ Hawick Youth), 23. Rory Stnger (Hawick HS/ Hawick Youth) 24. Cameron Boak (Peebles HS/ RFC)
Head Coach: Scott Tomlinson
Assistant Coaches: Max Outram, Karl Main and Jerry Brett
Borders U18: 15. Finn Douglas (Melrose Rugby), 14. Finlay Wheelans (Selkirk RFC), 13. Justin Tait (Hawick Youth) 12. Kerr Johnstone (Gala Rugby), 11Finlay Douglas (Hawick HS/ Youth), 10. Luke Townsend (Earlston High School/Melrose Rugby), 9. Hector Paterson (Jed Thistle); 1Ross Brown (Loretto School), 2. Marcus Brogan (Hawick Youth), 3. Robbie Robinson (Earlston HS/ RFC), 4. Ben Weir (Melrose Rugby), 5. Hamish Reynolds (Berwickshire HS/ Duns RFC), 6. Scott Brown (Preston Lodge RFC), 7. Munroe Job (Selkirk High School/Selkirk RFC), 8. Douglas Weir (Gala Academy/ RFC)
Replacements: 16. Ally Renton (Earlston High School/Melrose RFC), 17. Andrew Kirk (Earlston HS/ Melrose HS), 18. Ashton Asante (Kelso Quins), 19. Hughie Donaldson (Langholm Academy/ Hawick Youth) 20. Luke Henderson (Ross High School/ RFC), 21. Angus Williams (Dunbar Grammar School/Preston Lodge RFC), 22. Frey Maciver (Peebles High School/Peebles RFC), 23. Patrick Cannon (Peebles HS / RFC).
Head Coach: Robert Grigg
Assistant Coaches: Jason Riley and Craig Dods
Caledonia U18: 15. Archie Rankin (Strathallan), 14. Amena Caqusau (Queen Victoria School) 13. Angus Hunter (Dollar) 12. Alex Thom (Strathallan) 11. Lyle Hunter (Dollar) 10. Aminio Bogidrau (Queen Victoria School) 9. Adam Anderson (Strathallan/Perthshire RFC); 1. Ewan McDonald (Morrison Academy), 2. Struan Reekie (Strathallan) 3. Bartek Brylak (St Leonard’s/Madras RFC) 4. Benjamin Nehring (Mackie RFC), 5. Archie Clarke (St Leonard’s/Madras RFC), 6. Jonny Morris (Strathallan) CAPTAIN 7. Sam Wallace (Dollar), 8. James Brown (Lathallan/Mackie)
Replacements: 16. Lachlann Forsyth (Morrisons Academy) 17. Robert Cromar (St Leonard’s/Madras RFC), 18. Zac Jones (Dollar) 19. Nicholas Torkington (Stirling County), 20. Roddy Walker (Dollar) 21. Fraser Gallagher (Dollar) 22. Murray Johnstone (Stirling County) 23. Ross Birnie (RGC)
Head Coach: Colin Sangster
Assistant Coaches: Sam Mountain, Andy Henderson and James Greenwood
Edinburgh U18: 15. Jack Brown (George Watsons), 14. Alastair Holmes (George Watsons), 13. Jamie Littlefield (George Watsons), 12. Ben Somerville (Boroughmuir RFC), 11. Nick Alder (Boroughmuir RFC), 10. Rory Cockburn (George Watsons), 9. Conor McAlpine (George Watsons); 1. Aaron Steel (Livingston RFC), 2. Elliot Young (Stew Mel), 3. Robbie Deans (Merchiston), 4. Charlie Burns (Stew Mel), 5. Euan McVie (BATS Rugby), 6. Liam McConnell (Boroughmuir RFC), 7. Mark McKay (Boroughmuir RFC), 8. Gregor Thomson (Stew Mel).
Replacements: 16. Jerry Blyth-Lafferty (Boroughmuir RFC), 17. Rory MacAulay (Fettes College) 18. Cameron Cartwright (Edinburgh Academy), 19. Jonathan Blair (Merchiston), 20. Liam Habib (Boroughmuir RFC), 21. Ross Cadzow (Edinburgh Academy), 22. Guy Kirkpatrick (Geroge Heriot’s) 23. Callan Wilson (Royal High School).
Head Coach: Chris Laidlaw
Assistant Coaches: Dougie Thomson, Luis Arolla and Jamie Graham
Glasgow & The West U18: 15. Fergus Watson (Biggar) 14. Ross Nolan (St Aloysius College) 13. Logan Jarvie (Stirling County) 12. Kerr Yule (West of Scotland) 11. Euan Muirhead (Dumfries Saints) 10. Charlie Greaves (West of Scotland VICE CAPTAIN) 9. Harrison Lang (Biggar) 1. Adam Old (Newton Stewart) 2. Aaron Burgess (Kelvinside) 3. Eben Cairns (Ardossan Academicals) 4. Ruairidh Hart (The Glasgow Academy CAPTAIN) 5. Jared Ebowemen (Kelvinside Academy) 6. Finlay Davidson (St Columba’s) 7. Ben Skinner (St Columba’s) 8. Finn Carden (West of Scotland)
Replacements: 16. Dylan Maxwell (Boroughmuir) 17. Kieran McCurdie (Carrick) 18. Ewan Brannan (Kelvinside Academy) 19. Josh Reed (GHA) 20. Theo McKenna (St Aloysius College) 21. Stewart Black (West of Scotland) 22. Harris Mitchell (West of Scotland)
Head Coach: Euan Clark
Assistant Coaches: David Mitchell, Jamie Dempsey, Gary Strain