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Eadie: I Can't Wait For Six Nations

Published on 31st January 2012 by Tom Tainton

Flanker selected in Scotland U20s squad for RBS Six Nations

Mitch Eadie is relishing the prospect of pulling on a Scotland shirt when the U20s side begin their RBS Six Nations campaign on Friday.

The flanker, who has made six appearances for Bristol this season, was named in a 40-man squad including players from across the World – including Nudgee College and Western Province.

The 19 year-old represented Scotland at the IRB World Junior Championships in 2010 and will start in the back-row against England at Firhill later this week.

Scotland then face Wales on Friday 10 February, before playing France U20s at Netherdale, Galashiels. After taking on Ireland U20s, their campaign culminates with a match against Italy U20s.

“It’s an honour to be named in the Scottish team for the Six Nations opener,” said Eadie. “We’ve got a big, competitive squad so I know I’ll have to work really hard to earn a place in the side.

“We’re all looking forward to the challenge that the Six Nations will bring and I can’t wait to test myself against some of the best young talent in the Northern Hemisphere.”

Scotland under-20 squad:

Backs: Tommaso Allan (Western Province), Chris Auld (Gala), Mark Bennett (Clermont Auvergne), Jack Bradford (Nottingham Rugby), Michael Crawley (Boroughmuir), Jamie Farndale (Edinburgh Accies), Robbie Fergusson (Ayr), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Heriot’s), Rory Hughes (Glasgow Hawks), Harris Jones (Boroughmuir), Harry Leonard (Edinburgh Rugby), Murray McConnell (Glasgow Warriors), Alistair Price (Bedford Blues), Finn Russell (Falkirk), Jack Steele (Dundee HSFP), Scott Steele (Leicester Tigers), Jamie Stevenson (London Scottish), Peter Stewart (Nudgee College Schoolboys).

Forwards: Alex Allan (Loughborough Students), Russell Anderson (Gala), Adam Ashe (Stirling County), Jamie Bhatti (Stirling County), Will Bordill (Sale Sharks), Struan Cessford (Heriot’s), Mitch Eadie (Bristol Rugby), Gary Graham (Gala), Johnny Gray (Hamilton), Alex Henderson (Boroughmuir), Robin Hislop (Edinburgh Rugby), Andrew Nagle (Jedforest), Andrew Redmayne (Dundee HSFP), Callum Reid (Edinburgh Accies), Gavin Robertson (Dundee HSFP), Fergus Scott (Currie), Adam Sinclair (Stirling County), Stuart Smith (Aberdeen Grammar), Tom Steven (Glasgow Hawks), Jamie Swanson (Boroughmuir), Callum Templeton (Ayr), George Turner (Stewart’s Melville).