Kenny Murray has made four changes to his Scotland U20 team to face Ireland as they look to finish the Six Nations strongly.

The Scotland U20 head coach is without Fergus Watson and Ryan Burke through injury and he’s reshuffled his side with co-captain Geordie Gwynn moving to the wing from the centre and Johnny Ventisei comes in at 13.

Jack Brown comes in to make his under-20s debut at fullback with Jack Hocking rested. Watsonians' Findlay Thomson, who impressed in the first half against Italy last week, continues at inside centre with Ventisei partnering him in the midfield.

The half-backs remain the same with fly-half Isaac Coates joined by Hector Patterson again.

There is one change in the front row as Callum Smyth comes in alongside Jerry Blyth-Lafferty and Callum Norrie, while Robbie Deans drops to the bench. Smyth

Ruaraidh Hart moves back into the second row after playing at blindside last time out. Burke is out with an injury and Hart is joined by Euan McVie once more.

Jonny Morris is the final change and comes in at blindside while Freddy Douglas continues at openside and Tom Currie continues at number eight. 

And Murray said: said: “Being up at half-time against Italy proved that we can compete against these teams, but we must give a full 80-minute performance.”

“The small errors we made against them cost us and that’s the reality of international rugby.

“We know Ireland are going to be even tougher this weekend. They are playing to win the title in front of a home crowd, so will pull out all the stops.

Scotland team to face Ireland U20s: Jack Brown, Finlay Doyle, Johnny Ventisei, Findlay Thomson, Geordie Gwynn, Isaac Coates, Hector Patterson, Callum Smyth, Jerry Blyth-Lafferty, Callum Norrie, Euan McVie, Ruaraidh Hart, Jonny Morris, Freddy Douglas, Tom Currie

Replacements: Marcus Brogan, Robbie Deans, Ryan Whitefield, Archie Clarke, Monroe Job, Eric Davey, Andrew McLean, Finn Douglas