Murphy looking ahead to more action in the Scotland U20 squad for the Six Nations
February 8 2018
Congratulations to Strathallan rugby Captain, Murphy W, who has been selected for Scotland U20s squad for the Six Nations.
Murphy earned his first U20s cap against Wales in Cardiff, after being brought off the bench. It was a huge moment for Murphy, and despite the defeat, he was thrilled to make his U20 debut.
” Getting selected to play for the U20s is huge for me. The standard of rugby being played is really high, and the training involved in the Scotland camp is fantastic.
” I’ve enjoyed being a part of the U18s in the past, and this is definitely a step up. To be playing alongside other players at such a high level is great.
” It’s a real honour for me to represent my country in the Six Nations, and stepping onto the pitch in Cardiff was massive for me. I can’t wait to see out the rest of the campaign, and I hope to get the opportunity to come on against France at Murrayfield.”
Murphy captained Strathallan to Scottish Schools’ Cup glory in December, after defeating Glenalmond 52-8. He is another success story to come out of the School, and part of a growing trend of Strath players representing their country at National and International level.
Strathallan has had 44 pupils selected to play for Scotland since 2009 across U16, U17, U18, U19 and U20 level.
A large number of recent players have also gone on to sign professional contracts; Zander and Matt Fagerson, George Horne, Murray McCallum, Jamie Ritchie to name but a few.
Strathallan is the only School to have had 3 current pupils representing Scotland at U20 level.