Lewis Niven

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Lewis Niven
Date of birth (1988-05-03) 3 May 1988 (age 26)
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 111 kg
School Trinity Academy, Edinburgh
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Loosehead prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Trinity Academy
Edinburgh Accies
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010–2014 Edinburgh 25 (0)
correct as of 03 June 2013.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Scotland 'A'
Scotland U21
Scotland U19
Scotland U18

Lewis Niven (born 03 May1988) was a Scottish rugby union player who played for Edinburgh Rugby in the RaboDirect Pro12.

Background[edit]

He made his first start against Cardiff Blues at Murrayfield in the Heineken Cup in January 2011, and his first Magners League start on the visit to Scarlets the following month.

The prop, who was part of the Scotland 'A' squad at the IRB Nations Cup in June 2010, has long been tipped for a career at the top and received the prestigious John Macphail scholarship in 2009. The award, which enabled Niven to spend a summer playing club rugby in Auckland, has traditionally been a stepping stone to further honours and Niven's arrival at Edinburgh is the first step in that process. The youngster, who was in the Trinity Academy first XV for three seasons before progressing to Edinburgh Accies, played at tighthead in all of Scotland’s matches in the 2008 under-20 Six Nations Championship. He made his debut in the France game at Falkirk, and scored a try against England at the same venue. In June 2008, he played in three games in the IRB Junior World Championship in Wales. He represented Edinburgh at under-18 level before winning national recognition at that level in the Home Unions’ 2006 under-18 tournament, staged in Gloucestershire. In 2007, he played for Scotland in the IRB under-19 world championship in Belfast and was a member of Accies’ squad for the Scottish Hydro Electric Cup Final against Glasgow Hawks.

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