Stirling County’s Logan Trotter is set to make his Scotland under-20 debut on the wing when they take on Italy in the 6 Nations on Friday at Broadwood Stadium (kick-off 8.30pm, live on Scottish Rugby TV).

Trotter is rewarded for fine club form and with Cameron Hutchison out injured the age-grade backline is re-jigged after defeat to England..

With Trotter’s inclusion, Darcy Graham moves to full-back while Robbie Nairn retains his spot on the right wing.

Stafford McDowall shifts from the back three into midfield where he is joined by Ali Greig, who moves from outside to inside centre.

Head Coach Sean Lineen said: “The players showed a vast improvement with their performance against England. Their desire and passion to play for the jersey was evident.

“However, getting our first win of the tournament in the final game is the ultimate motivation and has been the driving force in everything we have done this week.

“We’ve named a fairly settled side and a team we believe is capable of securing a victory at home.

“Italy will be a tough contest as always but a win is within our grasp if we perform to the best of our ability, both as individuals and as a team.” 

Squad

15 Darcy Graham (Hawick)

14 Robbie Nairn (Harlequins)

13 Stafford McDowall (Ayr)

12 Ali Greig (Bristol University)

11 Logan Trotter (Stirling County)

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)

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

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