Ryan Grant (rugby union)

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Ryan Grant
Birth name Ryan Grant
Date of birth (1985-10-08) 8 October 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 111 kg (17 st 7 lb)
School Alice Smith School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loosehead Prop
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005
2016-17
2017-18
Army
Currie
Ayr
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2007
2007–2010
2010–2017
2017
2017
2017-
Border Reivers
Edinburgh Rugby
Glasgow Warriors
Worcester Warriors
Edinburgh Rugby
Glasgow Warriors
6
14
109

0
3
(0)
(0)
(40)

0
0
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006
2007
2012–
2013
Scotland U21
Scotland A
Scotland
British and Irish Lions
10
3
25
(0)
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 27 September 2015

Ryan Grant (born 8 October 1985 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland) is a Scotland international rugby union player.

Educated at the Alice Smith School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is an ex-soldier; he served in the Royal Corps of Signals, British Army as an Area System Operator from 2002 to 2005.[1]

Rugby Union career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

He played rugby for the Army before making the grade at Professional level.

In 2016, he turned out for Currie in the Scottish Premiership.[2]

In the 2017-18 season he was playing his rugby with Ayr.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Weighing in at 249 lb for 6"1 he played prop for provincial side Glasgow Warriors from 2010, having previously played for the Scottish professional sides Border Reivers and Edinburgh Rugby making him one of a few players to have played for three of Scotland's professional teams. He was named in the Pro12 Dream Team at the end of the 2012/13 season.

On 25 January 2017 it was announced that Grant had joined Worcester Warriors with immediate effect.[4]

At the start of the 2017-18 season Grant was back in Scotland, this time with Edinburgh Rugby again. He trained with Edinburgh and played in their August match against Newcastle Falcons at The Greenyards.[5]

This short stint at Edinburgh didn't last, and Grant joined their 1872 Cup rivals instead. On 28 September 2017 Grant once again joined Glasgow Warriors on a short-term deal.[6]

International career[edit]

He made his Scotland debut in the first Test of the 2012 summer tour, starting against Australia at the Hunter Stadium in New South Wales.[7] He continued to start in the further two wins over Fiji and Samoa.

On 7 June 2013, Grant was called up for the British and Irish Lions to cover injured Gethin Jenkins.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ " "LinkedIn".
  2. ^ "Warriors in BT Premiership action - Glasgow Warriors".
  3. ^ RFC, Ayr (28 September 2017). "We're delighted that @ryangrant85 has signed a deal with @GlasgowWarriors after a few good run-outs in the #pinkandblack shirt this season!pic.twitter.com/VOhopXJHC1".
  4. ^ "Worcester Warriors – Official website of Worcester Warriors Rugby Club". www.warriors.co.uk.
  5. ^ "Ryan Grant rejoins Glasgow Warriors on short-term deal". www.scotsman.com.
  6. ^ "Warriors sign Grant and Beattie - Glasgow Warriors". www.glasgowwarriors.org.
  7. ^ Mason, Jim (6 June 2012). "Ryan Grant urges Scotland to continue tour momentum". BBC Sport.
  8. ^ Hamilton, Tom. "Cian Healy ruled out of tour with ankle injury".

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