Stuart McInally

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Stuart McInally
Birth nameStuart McInally
Date of birth (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 28)
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight109.5 kg (17 st 3 lb; 241 lb)
SchoolGeorge Watson's College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker, Loose Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–
2014
Edinburgh
Bristol
118
5
(65)
(0)
Correct as of 1 September 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2010
2015–
Scotland U20
Scotland
20
20
(30)
(25)
Correct as of 16 November 2018

Stuart McInally (born 9 August 1990) is a Scottish rugby union player who is club captain at Scottish Pro14 side Edinburgh Rugby.[1]

Beginning his career primarily at number eight and occasionally at flanker, McInally announced in August 2013 that he was focusing on a conversion to hooker.[2]

Background[edit]

Stuart McInally is a former headboy of George Watson's College, and started his professional career in the 2010–11 season. Prior to his pro debut season, he appeared at all age group levels for Scotland, for the under-17, under-18, under-20 and Scotland 7s. He was the captain of the under-20 team in the 2010 6 Nations, and started every match, along with making four starts and one appearance off the bench in the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship that year in Japan, scoring a try in the final game against Tonga.

Career[edit]

McInally made his Edinburgh debut in 2010, and became a regular in the team over the subsequent three seasons. In 2013 it was announced that he would be making the transformation from flanker to hooker, a process which saw him spend time on loan at Bristol Rugby. He made his competitive debut in his new position for Edinburgh in early 2015, and was called up to the Scotland squad for the 2015 summer tests. After securing his first caps in the double-header victories against Italy, McInally was named in the final 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup by Head Coach Vern Cotter. In 2018 he captained the Scotland team against Argentina in a match which ended 44-15 to Scotland.[3][4] However he then had to withdraw from the squad through injury and was replaced by Kevin Bryce.[5]

In August 2016, Edinburgh Rugby named him and Grant Gilchrist as their co-captains for the coming season.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stuart McInally named new Edinburgh captain". Sporting Life. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Edinburgh's Stuart McInally eyes switch to being one of best hookers". BBC Sport. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.edinburghrugby.org/edinburgh-rugby/player/stuart-mcinally
  4. ^ http://thescotlandteam.com/2015/09/01/scotland-rugby-world-cup-2015-squad/
  5. ^ "Rugby World Cup: Scotland call up hooker Kevin Bryce". BBC Sport. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  6. ^ Mackenzie, Alasdair (23 August 2016). "Grant Gilchrist and Stuart McInally named as Edinburgh Rugby co-captains for 2016/17 season". The Herald. Retrieved 21 January 2018.

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