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Gary Graham (rugby union)

Gary Graham
Birth nameGary Graham
Date of birth (1992-08-29) 29 August 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthStirling, Scotland
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight112 kg (17 st 9 lb)
Notable relative(s)George Graham
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

2012–2015
Carlisle RFC
Gala
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015–2017
2017–
Jersey Reds
Newcastle Falcons
40
46
(40)
(25)
Correct as of 19 May 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012

2019–
Scotland U20s
Scotland Club XV
Scotland


2


(0)
Correct as of 19 May 2019

Gary Graham (born 29 August 1992) is a Scotland international rugby union player for Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership, his position is openside flanker. Born in Stirling, Scotland, he is the son of former Scotland international prop George Graham[1] but grew up playing rugby in Carlisle, England.

Rugby Union career

Amateur career

He first played for Gala and Carlisle RFC.

Professional career

On 6 February 2015, Graham signed for English Championship side Jersey Reds on his first professional contract with the Islanders club.[2] On 22 March 2017, Graham signed for Aviva Premiership side Newcastle Falcons ahead of the 2017-18 season.[3]

International career

Graham represented the Scotland U20s during the 2012 Six Nations Under-20s Championship and during the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship.[4][5]

Initially overlooked by the senior Scotland side, Graham received an England call up in December 2017, for the 34 man Six Nations training squad.[6] He was subsequently named in the English squad for the 2018 Six Nations Championship.[7]

Graham had a change of heart in November 2018 and was called up to the Scotland squad.[8] He was subsequently named in the squad for the 2019 Six Nations Championship.[9]

He made his Scotland debut on 2 February 2019 in the Six Nations against Italy. Scotland won 33-20.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Gary Graham Newcastle Profile". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Rugby: Jersey announce two new signings". Jersey Evening Post. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Newcastle Falcons sign Jersey flanker Gary Graham for 2017-18 season". BBC Sport. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Strength and Depth lauded with Bigger Under-20 squad". Scottish Rugby. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Young Scots ready for Italian Job". Scottish Rugby. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  6. ^ "England rugby: Beno Obano & Gary Graham in 34-man training squad". BBC. 29 December 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Six Nations 2018: England name eight uncapped players in squad for Italy". BBC. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Gary Graham: Scotland call up England-qualified flanker for South Africa test". BBC. 12 November 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Six Nations 2019: Scotland include uncapped hookers Kerr, Cherry & Stewart, plus centre Dean". BBC. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  10. ^ [www.six-nations-guide.co.uk]

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