Scotland youngsters shine at Netherdale

Scotland 21

Ireland 20


IN A gutsy display, Scotland Under-20s made it two wins out of two at Netherdale, beating their Irish counterparts in the RBS Under 20 Six Nations Championship.

Ireland had previously beaten England and were expected to follow that up with a win against the Scots, but the luck of the Irish eluded them as Scotland battled it out to win.

It was a dream start for Scotland with two early tries from full back Ruaridh Young and Damien Hoyland, both converted by Tommy Allan.

This came after Ireland’s Tom Daly missed an easy penalty in the second minute – a miss which proved costly after the final whistle, with just one point separating the two sides.

The Irish pack proved hard to handle and began to dominate.

Ireland clawed their way back with two tries before the break from Ryan Murphy and David Planter, and a Daly penalty to make it 14-13 at the break.

Ireland went into the lead with a penalty try and conversion, but four minutes from time, Hoyland sprinted over in the corner, with Allan’s touchline conversion going over to win the game.

Scotland Under-20: R. Young; D. Hoyland, C. Auld, R. Fergusson, R. Hughes; T. Allan, S. Hidalgo-Clyne; J. Bhatti, C. Black, P. Cringle, A. Sinclair, J. Gray (captain), A. Henderson, W. Bordill and A. Ashe. Subs: R. Kennedy, S. Muir, D. Rae, R. Leishman, T. Spinks, A. Price, A. Hagart and K. Buchan.