Grant Gilchrist

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Grant Gilchrist
Full name Grant Stuart Gilchrist
Date of birth (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Stirling, Scotland
Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 119 kg (18 st 10 lb)
School Lornshill Academy
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Alloa RFC
Stirling County RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011– Edinburgh 72 (5)
correct as of 22 April 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Scotland u19
Scotland u20
correct as of 29 June 2014.

Grant Gilchrist (born 9 August 1990) is a Scottish rugby union player who plays for Edinburgh Rugby in the Pro12.

A line-out specialist standing 6 ft 8in tall, he plays at lock.


Gilchrist was schooled at Lornshill Academy, and played with Alloa RFC before moving on to Stirling County RFC.

Initially an Elite Development player at Edinburgh and following a stint in New Zealand as part of the John Macphail Scholarship, he made his first senior appearance in a 34-13 win over Cardiff Blues in September 2011. He has subsequently become a regular at Murrayfield, and is currently the club's vice-captain.[1]

International career[edit]

Gilchrist has represented Scotland at U18, U19, U20 levels and more received his first full cap for Scotland against France in the 2013 Six Nations Championship at the Stade de France, aged 22. He captained Scotland for the first time on 20 June 2014 against Argentina,[2] having scored his first international try against Canada the previous week.[3]

Gilchrist was named as captain for Scotland's 2014 Autumn Test campaign, but was forced to withdraw the same week of that announcement when he broke his arm while playing for Edinburgh against Lyon.[4] Complications with this injury also led him to miss the 2015 Six Nations Championship and the rest of the 2014-15 Pro12 season.


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Finlay Gillies
John Macphail Scholarship
Grant Gilchrist,
Harry Leonard,
George Turner

Succeeded by
Jonny Gray,
Gregor Hunter

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