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Fifteen Merchiston Players Pull on the International Blue Jersey


From U16 to full International Level, Merchiston had 15 players, this weekend, competing in International Rugby.

Director of Rugby, Roddy Deans, comments: “For a small school this is an incredible achievement. To have fifteen players representing Scotland from U16 through to full international is a real testament to the rugby programme at Merchiston. Our team of coaches were very proud to see so many boys playing international rugby.”

International Level
Fraser Brown – Scotland v Ireland
Tiziano Pasquali – Italy v Wales

U20 Scotland v Ireland
Stafford Macdowall
Finlay Richardson

U19 Scotland v Romania
Matthew D
Lomond M

U18 Scotland v Wales
Rufus M (Captain),
Dan G
Jamie D
Tyler T
Kieran W
Matthew C


U16 Scotland
The following players have been selected to represent Scotland U16 at the International Colwyn Bay Festival during April.

Alex G
Hector S
James L

This Weekend’s record adds to the rich history of Merchiston rugby:
• Representation in all of the 2017/18 Scottish National Rugby Teams
• 67 Merchistonians capped at full international level
• Former pupil, Zach Mercer (Bath), included in England Rugby squad for 2018 Six Nations.
• 3 Merchistonians capped for the British and Irish Lions.

Published: March 13 2018

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