The 2021 u20s Six Nations will have a familiar feel for Scotland fans with the possibility of a Redpath-Townsend halfback pairing.
Byran Redpath and Gregor Townsend formed a successful halfback pairing in the mid-1990s and early 2000s. Their sons Murray Redpath and Christian Townsend both play in the same positions their fathers did, scrum-half and flyhalf respectively, creating the intriguing possibility of their forming a halfback partnership as their dads did.
The tournament, which is being held at Cardiff Arms Park in Wales, will see the best young players in the northern hemisphere do battle in the u20s Six Nations which was delayed by Covid-19 earlier this year.
Scotland U20 coach Sean Lineen told the Scotsman: “Murray is a cheeky young lad, a bit like his dad. He is clever and he has a real maturity about him. When he crosses the whitewash there is a real competitor there.
“Christian studies the game well. He has a lovely pass on him and he has really grown into his role these last couple of months. He takes the ball to the line well.
“As you would imagine, he understands the game really well. He gets into position nice and early and is a heads up rugby player."
— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) May 18, 2021
Scotland squad for 2021 Under-20 Six Nations
Jamie Drummond* (Ayrshire Bulls)
Patrick Harrison* (Southern Knights/Edinburgh Rugby)
Duncan Hood* (Heriot’s Blues)
Tom Banatvala(Durham University)
Michael Jones* (Boroughmuir Bears)
Corey Bowker (Leeds Beckett University)
George Breese* (Stirling Wolves)
Olly Frostick (Ealing Trailfinders)
Cole Lamberton* (Watsonians Rugby/Edinburgh Rugby)
Alex Samuel* (Stirling County/Glasgow Warriors) CAPTAIN
Max Williamson* (Stirling County/Glasgow Warriors)
Euan Ferrie (Glasgow Hawks)
Harri Morris (Southern Knights)
Rhys Tait (Southern Knights)
Ollie Leatherbarrow (Exeter University)
Rory Jackson* (Ayrshire Bulls/Glasgow Warriors)
Ben Muncaster* (Watsonians Rugby/Edinburgh Rugby)
Archie Smeaton (Cambridge University)
Ethan McVicker (Melrose Rugby)
Murray Redpath (Newcastle University)
Cameron Scott* (Southern Knights/Edinburgh Rugby)
Euan Cunningham* (Stirling County/Glasgow Warriors)
Christian Townsend* (Ayrshire Bulls)
Thomas Glendinning* (Glasgow Hawks)
Scott King* (Heriot’s Rugby/Edinburgh Rugby)
Michael Gray*(Boroughmuir Bears/Glasgow Warriors)
Elliot Gourlay (Sale Sharks)
Finlay Callaghan* (Ayrshire Bulls/Glasgow Warriors)
Adam Scott * (GHA)
Ollie Melville* (Boroughmuir Bears/Glasgow Warriors)
Harry Paterson* (Heriot’s Rugby/Edinburgh Rugby)
Ross McKnight* (Stirling County)