Matt Fagerson returns to the Scotland under-20 team to face England on Saturday in the 6 Nations, one of seven changes to the starting XV for the match in Northampton (kick-off 6.15pm, live on Sky Sports).

The 18-year-old back-row has had a fine first season out of school and has played for Glasgow Hawks and Glasgow Warriors.

The younger brother of full cap Zander, he was concussed on his under-20s debut against Ireland early in February.

Also in the pack, loosehead prop George Thornton and back-row Bruce Flockhart come into the starting XV as the Scots look to bounce back from three losses.

Head Coach Sean Lineen gives Cameron Hutchison and Ali Greig the chance to start in the centres with scrum-half Andrew Simmers and Robbie Nairn restored.

Lineen said: “We’ve made wholesale changes as a number players return from injury to re-enter the fray, while others merit selection after impressing off the bench against Wales.

“A poor start against Wales cost us any chance of getting a result and we know we need a more complete performance if we are to challenge England on their home patch.

“We’re yet to put together an 80-minute performance and we need to now look at pulling the positives from our previous matches and bring them to the fore in this encounter.”


15 Stafford McDowall (Ayr)

14 Robbie Nairn (Harlequins)

13 Ali Grieg (Bristol University)

12 Cameron Hutchison (Currie)

11 Darcy Graham (Hawick)

10 Josh Henderson (Glasgow Hawks)

9 Andrew Simmers (Heriot’s)

1 George Thornton (Bishop Burton College)

2 Fraser Renwick (Hawick)

3 Adam Nicol (Stirling County)

4 Alex Craig (Gloucester)

5 Callum Hunter-Hill (C) (Stirling County)

6 Bruce Flockhart (Glasgow Hawks)

7 Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Hawks)

8 Tom Dodd (Worcester Warriors)

Subs: 16 Robbie Smith (Ayr), 17 Daniel Winning (Boroughmuir), 18 Fergus Bradbury (Stirling County), 19 Hamish Bain (Currie), 20 Jamie Ure (Boroughmuir), 21 Luke Crosbie (Currie), 22. Charlie Shiel (Currie), 23 Craig Pringle (Stirling County).

Matt Fagerson is pictured

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