A TOTAL of sevenBorders players have been listed in the Scotland Under 18 squad ahead of spring's internationals.

Melrose quartet Jake Fairley, Kyle Scott, Rufus Mclean and Rory Darge have been included in Iain Monaghan's 37-man squad to take part in a two-day training camp at Murrayfield.

Thomas Jeffrey from Peebles, Mak Wilson from Duns and Kelso's Mathew Kindness have also been named.

And there is also a place for Biggar's Luhann Kotze.

The squad, which includes 17 players who are in the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy, will play an international against Wales in March.

They will also compete in a 6 Nations tournament in April, with games lined up against England, France and Ireland.

Head coach Mongahan, who will be assisted by Ross Miller and Ally Donaldson, said: "We have selected as a big a group as possible for our first training camp this month, in order for us to get a good look at all these players. This is the first stage of our selection as we build towards future camps in the New Year.

"There are 17 players who are in the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy, which means we are able to monitor them on a regular basis, however there are a number of other players who get the opportunity to come in to develop and compete alongside the Academy supported players and continue their development journey.

"A lot of planning has been going on behind the scenes over the last couple of months and we’re now looking forward to getting them in to train, as we prepare for exciting challenges and opportunities as they transition towards adult and U20 rugby."

Scotland Under-18 squad for training camp, BT Murrayfield, December 28 and 19.


Thomas Jeffrey - Peebles

Jake Fairley - Melrose

Mak Wilson - Duns

Daniel Gamble - Merchiston Castle School

Chris Lynas - St Aloysius College

Finley Miller - Trinity (BATS)

Rory Jackson - Edinburgh Academy

Kyle Scott - Preston Lodge

Scott Cleland - Ayr

Cameron Henderson - Strathallan School

Tom Morris - Dollar Academy

Kieran Watt - Watsonians

Rory Jackson - Kelvinside Academy

James Barker - Gosforth School

Rory Darge - Melrose

Gavin Wilson - Dumfries

Angus Haswell - Hymers College / Yorkshire Carnegie

Alex Marsh - Strathallan School

Ben Muncaster - Rugby School

Connor Boyle - Stewart’s Melville College

Tyler Thomas - Merchiston Castle School

Jack Hill - Sedbergh


Roan Frostwick - North Berwick HS/ North Berwick

Luhann Kotze - Biggar HS

Jamie Dobie - Merchiston Castle School

Paul Cunningham - George Watson's College

Cameron Scott - George Watson's College

Angus Vipond - Strathallan School

Robbie McCallum - Loretto School

Mathew Currie - Merchiston Castle School

Mathew Kindness - Kelso

Jack Blain - Stewart’s Melville College

Jacob Henry - Highland

Callum Hoffie - George Watson’s College

Ollie Smith - Strathallan School

Rufus McLean - Merchiston Castle School

Dean Anderson - Merchiston Castle School