Scotland under-20 Head Coach John Dalziel has gone for an unchanged starting XV  for Tuesday’s World Rugby Championship fifth place semi-final play-off against Wales at the Avchala Stadium, Tbilisi (kick-off 6pm local /3pm BST).

Dalziel’s charges claimed their spot in the fifth to eighth play-offs with wins against Ireland and Italy in the group stages of the competition, which earned them a second-place finish in Pool B.

A victory against Wales will guarantee Scotland  their highest ever competition finish of at least sixth.

And they will want revenge after a 65-34 6 Nations humbling against the same opponents.

The only change to the matchday 23 from the Italy clash is Gala’s Lewis Berg coming onto the bench in place of Patrick Anderson.

Dalziel said: “There is an opportunity to make history in this game, but, first and foremost, the focus will be on our own performance and performing to the levels we have set.

“We played some outstanding rugby at times against Italy, but we also made things hard for ourselves at certain times. However, the players dug deep in very challenging conditions, and we will need to have that same belief and dogged determination against Wales.

“Wales have shown they’re a good side in this tournament, but we’ve also shown that we’ve got the ability to rise to the big occasion and we’ll need to do just that if we’re to get the result we all desire.”


15 Blair Kinghorn

14 Robbie Nairn

13 Ross McCann

12 Stafford McDowall

11 Darcy Graham

10 Connor Eastgate

9 Andrew Simmers

1 George Thornton

2 Fraser Renwick

3 Adam Nicol

4 Alex Craig

5 Callum Hunter-Hill (C)

6 Luke Crosbie

7 Matt Fagerson

8 Tom Dodd


16 Robbie Smith

17 Fergus Bradbury

18 Daniel Winning

19 Hamish Bain

20 Archie Erskine

21 Charlie Shiel

22 Josh Henderson

23 Lewis Berg

Winger Robbie Nairn is pictured in the last match

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