Three lads from Hawick Wanderers were part of the Scotland Under-18 side which turned in an excellent performance against England at Kingston Park on Sunday.
Although tasting defeat by 39 points to 27, the young Scots outfit, which included Fraser Renwick, Darcy Graham and Grant Huggan, and who were rank outsiders to win the match, gave their hosts a run for their money.
Two of Scotland’s tries came courtesy of winger Graham and hooker Renwick, with the latter running half the length of the pitch for a great interception touchdown with the score at 22-5 for England. Renwick was on target on the stroke of half-time.
Graham said: “I managed to get an interception and just started to run for the line. It was a great feeling to score a try for Scotland and it’s something I’ll never forget.”
Renwick commented: “I’m in the front row and I don’t score many tries. So to score one for Scotland was amazing.”
Centre Huggan, who almost scored when coming on as a second-half replacement, added: “I was tackled about two metres from the line, and I tried to stretch as far as I could but I was just short. It would have been fantastic to get a try after Darcy and Fraser had got one.”