Kevin Bryce

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Kevin Bryce
Full name Kevin Bryce
Date of birth (1988-09-07) 7 September 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Alloa, Scotland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 120.1 kg (18 st 13 lb)
Notable relative(s) Glenn Bryce, brother
Occupation(s) Professional rugby union player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker, Prop
Current team Glasgow Warriors
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 20 May 2014
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–16
2013–14
2016-
Glasgow Warriors
London Irish
Edinburgh
10
0
8
(5)
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 20 May 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006
2007
2013
2014
2014–
Scotland U18
Scotland U19
Scotland Club XV
Scotland A
Scotland
?
6
2
1
3
(?)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 27 September 2015

Kevin Bryce (born 7 September 1988) is a Scottish Rugby Union player who regularly plays as a tighthead prop, but previously played Hooker and before that at flanker at age grade level. He currently plays for Edinburgh in the Pro14 competition. Previously playing for Glasgow Warriors.

He made his professional début for Glasgow Warriors on 23 February 2014 against the Newport Gwent Dragons during the 62nd minute.[1]

Career[edit]

Bryce has only been playing professional rugby since February 2014, but has been involved in a professional set-up since the beginning of the 2013–14 season. He did initially join the Warriors on a short-term basis in February 2013 due to the loss of frontline hookers to international duty and injury, but was unable to earn a cap.[2] Before professional club rugby union, Bryce played for Heriot's Rugby Club in the Scottish Premiership, still representing them between the odd cap for Glasgow.[citation needed]

Kevin had played for Scotland at various age grade level. In 2006, he represented Scotland under-18's, before representing Scotland under-19's in 2007. During 2007, Bryce was part of the Scotland Under 19's team that went to the 2007 Under-19 Rugby World Championship in Ireland, in which Bryce played every match.[3]

In a warm-up match against Italy under-19 for the Under-19 Championship, Bryce captained the side from the Openside, in which Scotland under-19's lost 19–13.[4][5]

Following the Championship, Bryce was named the recipient for the John Macphail Scholarship for the 2007 season.[6] The Scholarship will allow Bryce to develop his skills and play club rugby in Auckland, New Zealand, alongside experienced All Black players. Former plays to gain the scholarship include, John Barclay and Sevens player Graham Hogg.

In 2013, while playing for Heriot's, Bryce was selected for the winning Scotland Club XV side that beat an Ireland Club XV side 30–18 to reclaim the Dalriada Cup for the first time since 2009. He was one of 17 uncapped players in the squad, with Bryce making his appearance of the bench. Bryce was benched for the match against the France Club XV side, in which the Scottish side lost 44–10.[7]

In May 2013, Bryce signed a one-year contract with Glasgow Warriors, for the 2013–14 season. However, in December 2013, Bryce joined English club London Irish on loan to cover the international capped player, David Paice.[8] However, Bryce did not play any games for London Irish.[citation needed]

In January 2014, Bryce played for the Scotland A side against the England Saxons at Scotstoun Stadium.[9] Bryce came off the bench in the 73rd minute, to play for his fourth Scottish national team - Scotland A drew 16–16 with the Saxons.[10]

In March 2014, after earning his first professional cap, Bryce signed a new contract with Glasgow Warriors, extending his stay at the Scotstoun until May 2016.[11]

On 20 May 2014, Bryce was one of six uncapped players named in the 43-man dual-squad, for the Scottish national side's summer tour to the United States, Canada, Argentina and South Africa.[12] He was called up to Scotland's 2015 Rugby World Cup squad to replace the injured Stuart McInally.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin Bryce profile, glasgowwarriors.org; accessed 11 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Kevin Bryce". glasgowwarriors.com. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  3. ^ Scotland announce squad for U19 World Championships, espn.co.uk; accessed 11 September 2017.
  4. ^ Bryce To Skipper Under-19S, scottishrugby.org; accessed 11 September 2017.
  5. ^ Scotland Under-19S 13 Italy Under-19S 19, scottishrugby.org; accessed 11 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Bryce Wins Macphail Scholarship | Scottish Rugby Union". www.scottishrugby.org. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  7. ^ Scotland Club XV, srustaging.realise.com; accessed 11 September 2017.
  8. ^ Hooker Kevin Bryce joins London Irish on loan, london-irish.com; accessed 11 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Munro to lead Scotland A | Scottish Rugby Union". www.scottishrugby.org. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  10. ^ Scotland A vs England Saxons match report Archived 23 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Kevin Bryce and Fraser Brown sign new Warriors deals, bbc.co.uk; accessed 11 September 2017.
  12. ^ Six uncapped Scots to make summer tour, scottishrugby.org; accessed 11 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Rugby World Cup: Scotland call up hooker Kevin Bryce". BBC Sport. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Graham Hogg
John Macphail Scholarship
Kevin Bryce

2007
Succeeded by
Roddy Grant

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