Borders trio in U20 training squad

Three Borders rugby players have been named in Scotland’s U20 training squad ahead of the 2020 Six Nations.

Friday, 3rd January 2020, 12:15 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd January 2020, 12:15 pm
Jacob Henry (library image)

Tom Jeffrey, of Jed-Forest, plus Southern Knights pair Rory Darge and Jacob Henry, all supported by the FOSROC Academy, have been included by Scotland U20 head coach Sean Lineen in the 29-man line-up.

The 16 forwards and 13 backs will meet for a training camp ahead of the competition and Lineen said: “We have selected a good group of players, some of whom were involved in last year’s programme, and we’re excited to see them progress along with the new additions.

“This is an important year for the U20 squad and, after some good preparations, where we will play two FOSROC Super6 sides in Watsonians Rugby and Ayrshire Bulls in planned sessions, the boys will be ready to face Ireland in the Six Nations opener at the end of January.

Rory Darge, left, with Thomas Jeffrey (library image)

“There will still be opportunities to add to the squad throughout January for a number of players who are currently out injured and who impress the coaching staff ahead of the tournament.”

Tickets for Scotland U20 v England U20 at Myreside on Friday, February 7 (kick-off 7.30pm) and Scotland U20 v France U20 at Netherdale on Friday, March 6 (kick-off 8pm) are on sale now and can be bought from the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre.