PREVIEW 🔍 Robert Crosby looks at what to expect in Sunday night's second State of Origin clash.
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Scotland are recruiting players for the Scotland A team which will compete in the Parkhouse Recruitment Four Nations Championships this summer. With former Scotland captain Nathan Graham now coaching the side, Scotland are hoping to go even one better than last year when they finished runners-up to Wales.
They are staging two trials to run the rule over prospective players, with one trial at St Albans' Centurions superb facilities for southern-based Exiles and the other in Glasgow. Any Scottish-qualified players intending to play this season for a club in the Scottish Conference, NL3, RLC or Student competition are eligible. Players who want to be involved but who are not at those clubs, including rugby union players, please get in touch with Gavin Willacy on 07796 442041 or email [email protected]
The trials are:
Sunday 17 April at St Albans Centurions, Woollams, Harpenden Road, St Albans, Herts (5 mins from M1 junction 9/10)
Sunday 15 May at Scotstoun (TBC) in Glasgow - for northern Exiles and Residents
All players who want to attend a trial are asked to email Gavin at [email protected] with the following information:
NAME DATE OF BIRTH PLACE OF BIRTH HEIGHT WEIGHT CURRENT ADDRESS HOME PHONE NUMBER MOBILE QUALIFICATION FOR SCOTLAND CURRENT CLUB FORMER CLUBS POSITION OTHER DETAILS YOU WISH US TO KNOW
This will enable me to sort out who is coming so that our new coach Nathan Graham can prepare properly for the trial/coaching day.
The Scotland A programme is;
Sunday 17 April - Southern Exiles trial at St Albans
Sunday 15 May - Residents/Northern Exiles trial in Glasgow
Saturday 28/ Sunday 29 May - warm-up game v Senior Academy team in Yorkshire TBC
Sunday 12 June - Wales v Scotland
Saturday 16 July - MX9s in London - TBC
Sunday 24 July - England v Scotland - TBC
Sunday 14 August - Scotland v Ireland