A back injury will keep James McLaren out of Glasgow's team for the Welsh/Scottish League match against Bridgend at Hughenden on Wednesday (10
The international centre was injured while he was playing for Scotland against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Richie Dixon, Glasgow's head coach, expects McLaren to be available for the
league match against Neath at The Gnoll on Saturday. "Jim's injury is clearing up well," the coach explained today, "but Wednesday is just too
soon for him."
However, Gordon Bulloch, the hooker who scored Scotland's two tries in the
Cardiff international match, will be available for selection for Wednesday's
match. So will the three other Glasgow players who appeared against Wales -
Jason White, Jon Petrie, and Glenn Metcalfe.
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.
Wales U20 may start as favourites against Japan this evening in the U20 Championship, but Team Manager Mark Taylor is warning against complacency. He is also hoping a good win will boost morale and 'kickstart' performances.
Coach Richard Hodges is hoping Wales U20 can put a disappointing campaign behind them when they tackle Japan tomorrow as they look to finish the U20 Championship strongly to secure a good seeding for next year's tournament.