Italy U19 3 - 32 Scotland U19: Teenagers buoyed by victory over Italians

SCOTLAND scored an emphatic victory over Italy in the under-19 international at Parabiago near Milan yesterday with a performance that will give the young Scots confidence ahead of their game against France at Braidholm next Sunday.

"This was a really good effort from the boys," said Scotland U19 coach, Bob McKillop. "I was very pleased with the forwards, with Robbie Boswell probably the pick of the pack. I thought too that James Tyas carried ball well. Behind the scrum we produced powerful running from Duncan Weir, Danny Gilmour and Kerr Gossman. Weir controlled the game well from inside centre and formed a good partnership with Stuart Edwards. We also defended very well."

Scotland had the game won by half time when they led 18-3 with tries from Gossman and Tyas and a conversion and two penalties from man-of-the-match Weir. After the break Stirling centre Danny Gilmour and prop Duncan Morrison also got tries, Weir converting both.

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Scotland: Glenn Bryce (Stirling County); Michael Doneghan (Stew-Mel FP), Danny Gilmour (Stirling), Duncan Weir (Glasgow Hawks), Kerr Gossman (Hawks); Stuart Edwards (captain, Stirling Cty), Stevie Turnbull (Hamilton), Duncan Morrison (North Walsham), David Cherry (Edinburgh Accies), Steve Quigley (Hull Ionians), Blair McPherson (Ayr), Robert McAlpine (West of Scotland), James Tyas (Brighton College), Robbie Boswell (Stirling ), Cammy Orr (Boroughmuir). Subs used: Richard Ferguson (Melrose), Chris Keen (Kelso), Andrew Kirkland (Hawks), Lewis Crosbie (Dunfermline), Jamie Forbes (Watsonians), Craig Jackson (Melrose).