Harris to captain Australian Schools and U18s against Scotland U19s

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by Beth Newman

The Australian Schools and U18s side have made five changes to their 23 as they face the Scotland U19s on Thursday morning.

Coach Andrew Moloney has reshuffled the core of his team that beat the Ireland U19s just four days ago for their penultimate tour clash.

No. 8 Will Harris will skipper the side against the Scots, comibning with Jackson Pugh and Rory Scott in a new-look back row.

Carter Gordon has reclaimed the playmaking reins at 10 while Brendan Jimenez and Vincent Creagh return to the starting backline after sitting out their Dublin match.

Tighthead Frances Sula-siaosi is one of two new inclusions on the bench, along with halfback Lachlan Albert.

The Aussies have won two of their three matches in their Northern Hemisphere tour so far, beating the Munster U19s and Ireland U19s but going to down to Ulster's U19s.in Ireland.

Australia's Schools and U18s side take on Scotland U19s on Wednesday December 12 kicking off at 3pm local, Thursday 2am AEDT. Vision of the match will be available on RUGBY.com.au later on Thursday. 

TEAM

Australian Schools and U18s team to face Scotland U19s

IN: Jackson Pugh, Vincent Creagh, Brendan Jimenez, Frances Sula-Siaosi, Lachlan Albert

OUT: Zane Hogan, Luke Reimer, Joey Walton, Daniel Ala, Seb Strang

1. Harry Vella

2. Tyrell Kopua

3. Thomas Lambert

4. Maxwell Douglas

5. Jeremy Williams

6. Jackson Pugh

7. Rory Scott

8. Will Harris (c)

9. Spencer Jeans

10. Carter Gordon

11. Viliami Lea

12. Vincent Creagh

13. Lachlan Ilias

14. Brendan Jimenez

15. John Connolly

Reserves

16. Billy Pollard

17. Angus Bell

18. Frances Sula-Siaosi

19. Thomas van der Schyff

20. Carlo Tizzano

21. Lachlan Albert

22. Reesjan Pasitoa

23. Angus Bell