Scots’ Under-20s bid for three wins in a row

SCOTLAND under-20 head coach, Peter Wright, has named his team of 23 to take on Australia under-20, in the Scots’ opening match of the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship (JWC) at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, on Monday (kick-off 1.45pm UK time).

Edinburgh stand-off Harry Leonard will captain the side for the fifth time this season as his team look to build on their last two victories over Italy and English Counties. Four of Edinburghs latest Elite Development players, named last week, have made the cut, along with three of Glasgow Warriors’. They are Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Jamie Farndale, Robin Hislop and George Turner for the capital side and Finn Russell, Fergus Scott and Murray McConnell from the west.

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Scotland team: S Hidalgo-Clyne (Edinburgh/Heriot’s), J Farndale (Edinburgh/Edinburgh Accies), M Bennett (Clermont Auvergne), F Russell (Glasgow/Falkirk), M Crawley (Boroughmuir), H Leonard (Edinburgh, capt), M Torrance (Ospreys), R Hislop (Edinburgh/Boroughmuir), F Scott (Glasgow/Currie), Alex Allan (Edinburgh/Loughborough ), M Eadie (Bristol), A Redmayne (Dundee), J Swanson (Boroughmuir), W Bordill (Sale), A Nagle (Jed-Forest). Subs: G Turner (Edinburgh/Stewart’s Melville), J Bhatti (Stirling County), G Robertson (Dundee HSFP), A Sinclair, A Henderson (Boroughmuir), G Graham (Gala), M McConnell (Glasgow/Ayr), T Allan (Western Province).