Scotland U20 Head Coach Sean Lineen has included four Ayrshire Bulls players in his 32-man squad for the forthcoming 2021 Under-20 Six Nations.

Rory Jackson, who was named in the Bulls squad for their inaugural season, is listed alongside new recruits Jamie Drummond, Christian Townsend and Finlay Callaghan.

(Image: Scottish Rugby – Rory Jackson smiling in U20s camp.


Lineen’s squad will travel to Cardiff later this month to take part in the age-grade championship which will run from Saturday 19 June – Tuesday 13 July, with all games being held in one venue at Cardiff Arms Park.

Within the 32-man squad there is a split of 18 forwards and 14 backs with 21 of the 32 players supported by the FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy.

Of those 21, 13 are contracted Academy players who train with full-time professionals at either Edinburgh Rugby or Glasgow Warriors, with more than half the squad set to take part in the 2021 FOSROC Super6 season later this year.

The matchday squads will consist of 26 players due to the condensed format of the competition and all five matchdays will feature three tournament matches played consecutively.

Glasgow Warriors second-row Alex Samuel is named as Scotland Captain.

(Fellow Bulls Recruits Jamie Drummond and Christian Townsend)

Scotland will play the opening fixture of the championship against Ireland, on Saturday 19 June (kick-off 2pm) followed by games against England on Friday 25 June (kick-off 2pm), Italy on Thursday 1 July (kick-off 2pm) and France on Wednesday 7 July (kick-off 5pm).

Scotland will then conclude their tournament when they play the hosts, Wales, in the closing fixture of the championship on Tuesday 13 July (kick-off 8pm).

Every match will be broadcast in each of the Six Nations territories either on terrestrial TV, national broadcaster streaming platforms or via Six Nations digital channels.

Scotland U20 Head Coach Sean Lineen said: “Over the last few months we have been preparing well for this tournament with a number of camps and sessions focusing on player development both on and off the pitch.

“Last month we had two training games against our English counterparts which were positive, they were useful exercises in game management and seeing how different combinations of players worked together.

“With just over two weeks until the opening fixture against Ireland the squad will assemble for one further training camp before we travel down to Cardiff.

“This squad have worked tirelessly over the last few months, there were some tough selection calls to make but we know that this group of players are set to play an exciting brand of rugby.”

Scotland squad for U20 Six Nations

Jamie Drummond* (Ayrshire Bulls)
Patrick Harrison* (Southern Knights/Edinburgh Rugby)
Duncan Hood* (Heriot’s Blues)
Tom Banatvala  (Durham University)
Michael Jones* (Boroughmuir Bears)
Corey Bowker (Leeds Beckett University)
George Breese* (Stirling Wolves)
Olly Frostick (Ealing Trailfinders)
Cole Lamberton* (Watsonians Rugby/Edinburgh Rugby)
Alex Samuel* (Stirling County/Glasgow Warriors) CAPATIN
Max Williamson* (Stirling County/Glasgow Warriors)
Euan Ferrie (Glasgow Hawks)
Harri Morris (Southern Knights)
Rhys Tait (Southern Knights)
Ollie Leatherbarrow (Exeter University)
Rory Jackson* (Ayrshire Bulls/Glasgow Warriors)
Ben Muncaster* (Watsonians Rugby/Edinburgh Rugby)
Archie Smeaton (Cambridge University)

Ethan McVicker (Melrose Rugby)
Murray Redpath (Newcastle University)
Cameron Scott* (Southern Knights/Edinburgh Rugby)
Euan Cunningham* (Stirling County/Glasgow Warriors)
Christian Townsend* (Ayrshire Bulls)
Thomas Glendinning* (Glasgow Hawks)
Scott King* (Heriot’s Rugby/Edinburgh Rugby)
Michael Gray*  (Boroughmuir Bears/Glasgow Warriors)
Elliot Gourlay (Sale Sharks)
Finlay Callaghan* (Ayrshire Bulls/Glasgow Warriors)
Adam Scott * (GHA)
Ollie Melville* (Boroughmuir Bears/Glasgow Warriors)
Harry Paterson* (Heriot’s Rugby/Edinburgh Rugby)
Ross McKnight* (Stirling County)

*FOSROC Academy Supported Player.
Listed clubs are for the 2021 season.