Grant Gilchrist rugby player
Grant Gilchrist rugby player

Grant Gilchrist

9th Aug 1990 2.01m/117kg No 4 Lock

A lock with a future to match his tremendous height. Gilchrist’s impressive form for Edinburgh, particularly in their 2012 Heineken Cup campaign, saw him selected in Scotland’s 2012 Autumn international campaign. He has represented Scotland at U-18, U-19 and U-21 levels.

Gilchrist was part of Scotland’s IRB World Championship team of 2010 and was the recipient of the prestigious John McPhail scholarship and spent months playing in Christchurch, New Zealand for the Lincoln University.

In August 2016, he was named co-captain of Edinburgh Rugby, alongside teammate, Stuart McInally for the 2016/17 season.

In January 2017, he was included in Scotland's squad to compete in the 2017 Six Nations tournament.

Three months later, the Scotland second-row extended his stint with Edinburgh after signing a new two-year contract.

The Scotland internationalist joined the club on an academy contract ahead of the 2010/11 season and – after a period in New Zealand as a recipient of the coveted John MacPhail scholarship – made his Edinburgh debut against Cardiff Blues the following term.

He went on to make 26 appearances in his first season and has now represented the club on over 100 occasions.

In January 2018, he was named in Scotland's squad to compete at the 2018 Six Nations tournament, where he would add to his 18 caps.

Gilchrist cemented his name in his nation's squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan before receiving another call-up to the squad that would compete at the 2020 Six Nations tournament.

As of June 2020, he has made 148 appearances and has scored 25 points for Edinburgh.

(LS June 29, 2020)



Career

Deh1iTfWsAAYGy0 Edinburgh Rugby
No 4 Lock
2010 - present
scotland Scotland
No 4 Lock
2012 - present
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No 4 Lock
Stirling County RFC logo Stirling County RFC
No 4 Lock
scotland Scotland U20's
No 4 Lock
2009 - 2010