27 Jun 2014

Young NZ forward called up for Scotland

11:40 am on 27 June 2014

It's been a memorable week for the young New Zealand loose forward Adam Ashe, who has been catapulted from playing on scholarship for Lincoln University to a place in Scotland's rugby side to play South Africa in Port Elizabeth this weekend.

Coach Vern Cotter says he has no qualms about giving 20-year-old Ashe his first cap against the team ranked second in the world, having handed six other players their first caps on a tour that has also included wins over the US and Canada.