Scotland U20's Rugby World Cup Championships
The Scotland team were off to an exciting start in the group stages with their first ever win against Australia 15-10. The low followed this, having lost 8 players through injury or concussion from the Australia game we were due to face England, this unfortunately did not go well and we found ourselves being over powered with what was a better team on the day and defended for 80 minutes, only to get beat 44 - 0 and to lose a further 3 players due to injury.
However the boys picked themselves up and dusted themselves off only to regroup as a team to take on the Italians in the final game of the group stages, which we won 29 – 14 finishing with two wins from the group stage. This has never been achieved by any previous U20's team. Unfortunately due to the final overall group standings from the 3 groups of 4, we Scotland were once again drawn against Australia for the play offs for 5th & 6th place.
Australia wanting revenge for their defeat to us in the group stages were well up for this clash. However our boys matched them every step of the way, to the point that the result could have gone either anyway. Final result 34 - 19 for Australia, which now means Scotland U20's will go on to play Wales Saturday 25 June 2016 for the 7th & 8th place. With Scotland's highest ever ranking position being 8th in the JRWC, this would be an achievement having been the first team to win two group matches and then possibly to finish in 7th place should we defeat Wales. If not we finish 8th matching our best ranking, but with two wins.
Cameron Gray (13-15) & Hugh Fraser (12-14)