Stuart McInally

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Stuart McInally
Birth name Stuart McInally
Date of birth (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Scotland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb; 238 lb)
School George Watson's College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker, Loose Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–
2014
Edinburgh
Bristol
107
5
(60)
(0)
Correct as of 7th December 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2010
2015–
Scotland U20
Scotland
20
17
(30)
(15)
Correct as of 17 March 2018

Stuart McInally (born 9 August 1990) is a Scottish rugby union player who plays for Edinburgh Rugby in the Pro14. He played primarily at number eight and occasionally at flanker, before announcing in August 2013 that he was focusing on a conversion to hooker.[1]

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.[2][3] However he then had to withdraw from the squad through injury and was replaced by Kevin Bryce.[4]

In August 2016, Edinburgh Rugby named him and Grant Gilchrist as their co-captains for the coming season.[5]

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