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COUNTY starlet Callum Hunter-Hill has been named in Scotland squad for the World Rugby U20 championship.

The lock, who grew up in Gullane, has been included in the 28-man travelling party for the championships in Georgia, which get under way later this month.

Hunter-Hill, part of the Scottish Rugby BT Sport Academy, captained the side during the Six Nations, and is likely to continue in that role.

He is joined in the squad by Edinburgh Rugby professional Blair Kinghorn, and Glasgow's Matt Fagerson – brother of senior Scotland prop Zander.

There is disappointment, though, for North Berwick's Cameron Hutchison, who was part of the squad during the Six Nations, but has missed out on a place through injury

Craig Pringle, the former Loretto School pupil who also played during the Six Nations, is another to miss out on the squad through injury. 

John Dalziel, head coach, said: "We’ve picked a well-rounded squad, which has grown together through their experience of the recent Six Nations.

“The team showed that they are capable of producing some very good rugby but need to be more consistent. Finding that 80-minute performance will be key to our overall showing in the World Championship.

“The competition will be play a vital part in these players’ development in the long-term and we’re excited to get started in a few weeks’ time.”

Scotland U20 start their campaign against New Zealand in Kutaisi on May 31, before they face Ireland on June 4 and Italy on June 8.