Jonny Gray

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Jonny Gray
Jonny Gray 2017.jpg
Date of birth (1994-03-14) 14 March 1994 (age 25)
Place of birthRutherglen, Scotland
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight120 kg (19 st; 260 lb)
Notable relative(s)Richie Gray (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Glasgow Warriors
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017– Currie ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2020 Glasgow Warriors 103 (50)
Correct as of 26 September 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

2012–2013
2013–
Scotland U18
Scotland U20
Scotland

9
52

(0)
(20)
Correct as of 17 September 2019

Jonny Gray (born 14 March 1994) is a Scotland international rugby union player. He plays at lock for Glasgow Warriors in the Pro14.[1]

Rugby union career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Gray started playing rugby at Cambuslang Rugby Club where he progressed from the mini section (at 7 years old) through to first XV regular at the age of 16. He also played for Calderglen High School in East Kilbride.[2]

He is the younger brother of Scottish and British and Irish Lion international Richie Gray.[3]

Gray was drafted to Currie in the Scottish Premiership for the 2017–18 season.[4]

Professional career[edit]

In 2013, he was offered a full-time contract for three years by Glasgow Warriors[3] Domestically, the 2014–15 season saw Gray play a prominent role in Glasgow Warriors' maiden Pro12 title triumph.

At just 21 years of age, Gray was named captain of Glasgow Warriors in November 2015, taking over from recently retired mentor Alastair Kellock.[5] He became a co-captain with Henry Pyrgos for the 2016-17 season but following the arrival of Dave Rennie as Warriors Head Coach the club has reverted to a sole captaincy. For the 2017-18 season Rennie named Ryan Wilson as captain though Gray remains in the leadership group.[6]

In December 2017, it was announced that, after rejecting an offer from Bristol Rugby, Gray had extended his contract at the Warriors until May 2020.[7] It was announced in January 2020 that Gray would join Exeter Chiefs on a two-year contract ahead of the 2020–21 season, joining up with his Scotland teammates Stuart Hogg and Sam Skinner.[8]

International career[edit]

In 2012, Jonny Gray was announced in the Scotland national under-20 rugby union team for the 2012 Six Nations Under-20s Championship and retained his position for the 2013 season where he was named captain.[citation needed]

In 2013 he was included in a 41-man squad for Scotland's senior side in the 2013 end-of-year rugby union tests.[9]

Gray played in every match for Scotland during the 2015 6 Nations, attempting an astonishing 85 tackles in total and missing only one.[10] Subsequently, he was selected in Scotland's 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, playing four of their five matches in the run to the Quarter-Finals.

As of November 2017, Gray has scored four tries for Scotland, including scores in consecutive weeks against the All Blacks and Australia during the Autumn Internationals[11][12]

After playing in the first two games of the 2020 Six Nations, Gray sustained a hand injury ruling him out of the rest of the tournament. [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jonny Gray Profile". Pro12 Rugby. Archived from the original on 20 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Scotland lock Jonny Gray could be set to go from quiet leader to global rugby superstar". Daily Record. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b GMT (8 May 2013). "BBC Sport - Glasgow: Richie Gray's brother, Jonny, wins Warriors contract". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Pro-player draft".
  5. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/34718619
  6. ^ http://www.glasgowwarriors.com/articles/news/009917.php
  7. ^ "Glasgow Warriors: Jonny Gray signs new two-year deal after rejecting Bristol". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Chiefs sign Scottish star Gray". Exeter Chiefs. 3 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Five uncapped players named in Scotland squad | Scottish Rugby Union". Scottishrugby.org. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  10. ^ http://www.scottishrugby.org/scotland/player/jonny-gray
  11. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/42002120
  12. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/42059631
  13. ^ "Jonny Gray: Scotland lock to miss rest of Six Nations campaign". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 February 2020.

Supplement[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Grant Gilchrist,
Harry Leonard,
George Turner
John Macphail Scholarship
Jonny Gray,
Gregor Hunter

2012
Succeeded by
Finn Russell,
Sam Hidalgo-Clyne

External links[edit]

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