Richie Vernon

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Richie Vernon
Full name Richard John Vernon
Date of birth (1987-07-07) 7 July 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb) [1]
School High School of Dundee
University University of Edinburgh
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Number 8
Current team Glasgow Warriors
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Dundee HSFP ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Border Reivers
Glasgow Warriors
Sale Sharks
Glasgow Warriors
Correct as of 6 September 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009– Scotland 24 ((0))
Correct as of 22 May 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
2005-08 Scotland 7s 13 (120)

Richie Vernon (born 7 July 1987) is a Scotland international rugby union player. He plays for Glasgow Warriors. He has previously played for Border Reivers and Sale Sharks.[2]

Rugby Union career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Educated at the High School of Dundee, Vernon then played for Dundee HSFP.[3]

Professional career[edit]

He started his pro career at the Border Reivers until they disbanded in 2007. His contract was then move to Glasgow where he would breakthrough into the team playing mainly at No. 8 or openside flanker.

With the establishment of the "Killer B's" as the first choice back row at Glasgow, he left the Warriors in 2011 for Sale Sharks, signing a two-year deal with hopes for more gametime to develop his game and enhance his prospects for more caps with Scotland.[4]

At the end of 2013 he returned to Glasgow.[5] However, he struggled to tie down a regular starting place in the back row due to injuries form and also stiff competition within the squad. This led to an unusual conversion in position to centre [6] following discussions with Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend and Scotland coach Scott Johnson, who hope to more readily use his 6-foot, 5-inch frame and evident pace.

International career[edit]

He played Rugby Sevens for Scotland between 2005-2008, gaining his first cap in the Dubai Tournament.[7]

He won his first cap for Scotland as a replacement for Johnnie Beattie in the 23–10 victory over Fiji in the 2009 Autumn Internationals.[8]


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