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Ross-shire rugby player called up to Scotland under-20 Six Nations squad

By Will Clark

FORMER Highland Rugby Club winger Jacob Henry has been called up to the Scotland under-20 squad to play in the Six Nations later this month.

Highland v Orkney.Wing Jacob Henry on the move.Picture: Gary Anthony. Image No.
Highland v Orkney.Wing Jacob Henry on the move.Picture: Gary Anthony. Image No.

The former Dingwall Academy pupil now plays for Super6 outfit Southern Knights where he has impressed to be named in the 29-man squad.

He is among 16 forwards and 13 backs to be named in the squad who will kick off their under-20 Six Nations campaign against Ireland in Cork on Friday, January 31.

Head Coach Sean Lineen said Henry is among a talented group of players of who he has high expectations.

He said: “We have selected a good group of players, some of whom were involved in last year’s programme and we’re excited to see them progress along with the new additions.

“This is an important year for the under-20 squad and after some good preparations, where we will play two Super6 sides in Watsonians Rugby and Ayrshire Bulls in planned sessions, the boys will be ready to face Ireland in the Six Nations opener at the end of January.

“There will still be opportunities to add to the squad throughout January for a number of players who are currently out injured and who impress the coaching staff ahead of the tournament.”

Henry started his rugby career playing for Ross Sutherland’s junior sides in Invergordon before making his senior breakthrough at Highland, later moving down to Melrose.

He earned a place on the Macphail Scholarship to Stellenbosch University in South Africa last year.

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