Byron McGuigan

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Byron McGuigan
Birth nameByron McGuigan
Date of birth (1989-08-20) 20 August 1989 (age 30)
Place of birthWalvis Bay, South Africa
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight94 kg (14 st 11 lb; 207 lb)
SchoolMilnerton High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback/Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Border Bulldogs
Glasgow Warriors
Exeter Chiefs
Sale Sharks
Correct as of 6 June 2017
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014 Bay of Plenty 10 (18)
Correct as of 9 October 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Scotland Sevens
Correct as of 18 June 2018

Byron McGuigan (born 20 August 1989) is a rugby union outside centre or wing for Scotland in international rugby and for Sale Sharks in the English Premiership. He was born in Walvis Bay – then a South African exclave, but part of modern-day Namibia – and grew up in Cape Town, where he came through the Western Province academy before his first taste of first class rugby with the Border Bulldogs in 2010 and 2011. After a short spell with the Scotland Sevens team, he returned to fifteens rugby, playing for Glasgow Warriors, Bay of Plenty, Exeter Chiefs and Sale Sharks, culminating in a call-up to Scotland in 2017.

Professional career[edit]

He played for Glasgow Warriors in the Pro12 [1][2] having previously represented the Border Bulldogs in South Africa's Vodacom Cup competition.[3]

It was announced in April 2014 that he had left Glasgow Warriors after 20 appearances and four tries over two seasons.[4]

On 2 November 2014, it was announced by Aviva Premiership side Exeter Chiefs that McGuigan would be joining them for the 2014–15 season on a one-year deal.[5] On 27 July 2016, McGuigan signed a two-year deal with Premiership rivals Sale Sharks from the 2016-17 season.[6]

International career[edit]

McGuigan received his first call up to the senior Scotland squad by coach Gregor Townsend for the Autumn Internationals, making his debut against New Zealand as a second-half replacement.[7] During his full debut the following week, McGuigan scored his first two international tries against Australia.[8]


  1. ^ "Byron McGuigan Glasgow Warriors profile". Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Scotland 7s Star Byron McGuigan Pens Two-Year Deal With Glasgow Warriors". Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Byron McGuigan". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
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  5. ^ "Exeter Bring in McGuigan". Planet Rugby. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Sale Sharks sign former Exeter Chiefs utility back Byron McGuigan". BBC Sport. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
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