Kerr Yule has admitted the Scotland U20 squad is excited about the prospect of playing the U20 World Trophy on home soil as they look to return to the top tier.

The Glasgow Warriors centre is in his second year playing with the U20s and he’s buzzing to get back to playing at the Hive on Friday night when they take on France in the second of their Six Nations games. The 18-year-old was part of a Scotland team frustrated to lose out in Wales last weekend and they are hopeful they can do better this time around.

It’s the first of two home games with a clash against England to come later in the month before the Trophy is held in Scotland in the summer with the Hive to host those games.

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And he said: “It is really exciting, especially with all these games being at the Hive. I personally love playing at the Hive because the stadium feels really close to the pitch and that creates a good atmosphere.

“All the boys are excited to have a number of home games over the year. We have a strong squad this year including plenty of boys who played in the Trophy last year so I am sure we will all be focused and up for winning the tournament this year.

“We just have to build through the Six Nations and then go into the Trophy with confidence and with the aim of winning it.”

France also suffered defeat in the opening game with Ireland running out 37-31 winners and Yule reckons the weather could have a big part to play in the outcome of the game this weekend.

He added: “They are obviously a very good team who won the World Championship last year so we have done loads of analysis on them and there are loads of opportunities to play against them so all the boys are buzzing to play and it should be a good game.

“Weather could play its part, I think it could be a windy and wet night so we’ll just try and get in their faces, shut them off and try and stick to our own game.”