Zander Fagerson rugby player
Zander Fagerson rugby player

Zander Fagerson

19th Jan 1996 1.88m/126kg Tighthead Prop

Zander Fagerson, an exceptional tight-head prop, has made a significant impact on both Glasgow Warriors and the Scottish national team throughout his career. He made his debut for Glasgow Warriors in October 2014, playing a crucial role in their 43-20 victory over Treviso in Italy despite the team being reduced to 13 men. Fagerson's first try for the club came in October 2015, contributing to a 29-15 win over the Dragons at Scotstoun.

Since then, Fagerson has consistently showcased his skills and developed into one of the premier tight-heads in the northern hemisphere. He has been a vital member of the Glasgow Warriors squad, helping them reach back-to-back Guinness PRO14 semi-finals in 2017/18 and 2018/19. He also played in the final at Celtic Park in the latter campaign, demonstrating his importance to the team's pack. In the 2019/20 season, Fagerson continued to excel, playing in all but six minutes of six matches in December 2019 and January 2020.

In May 2021, Fagerson achieved the milestone of 100 appearances for Glasgow Warriors, leading the team out in a 29-19 victory over Edinburgh at Scotstoun. His consistent excellence for both club and country led to his inclusion in the 2021 British and Irish Lions squad to tour South Africa, where he was chosen as one of the three tight-heads in the 37-man touring party selected by Head Coach Warren Gatland.

Fagerson's international career began with an invitation to train with the Scotland squad for the 2015 Six Nations, followed by his first call-up to the Scotland squad in January 2016. He made his international debut against England in the 2016 Six Nations, becoming the fourth-youngest prop in Scottish history to be capped for the country. At the age of 20, he became the youngest player to represent Scotland in over half a century. Fagerson, alongside his brother Matt, became part of the 48th set of brothers to represent Scotland in 2018.

He represented Scotland in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, scoring his first international try against the hosts in the final pool match. Fagerson has earned 38 Test caps and has become a mainstay in the Scotland team, solidifying his position as the first-choice tighthead prop under the guidance of Head Coach Gregor Townsend. Despite a red card against Wales, he finished the 2021 Guinness Six Nations strongly and played a crucial role in Scotland's historic win in Paris, their first since 1999.

Fagerson's outstanding performances and his status as one of Scotland's key players led to his selection for the British and Irish Lions Tour to South Africa in 2021. He made his Lions debut in the opening tour game and played twice more before the test series. In July 2021, Fagerson signed a contract extension with Glasgow Warriors, further solidifying his commitment to the club. With his remarkable skills, consistency, and impressive achievements, Zander Fagerson continues to make a significant impact both at the club and international level.

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023,Fagerson has been named in the squad for Scotland.



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