Matt Fagerson, born on July 16, 1998, is a talented Scottish rugby union player who currently plays for Glasgow Warriors as a back row forward.
Fagerson began his rugby journey at the junior level, representing the Dundee Eagles. He then attended the High School of Dundee and later Strathallan School, where he continued to develop his skills. Fagerson's talent caught the attention of selectors, and he played for the Caledonia U18 district side.
When not on duty for the Warriors, Fagerson also plays for Glasgow Hawks, further honing his skills and contributing to the club's success. He made his debut for Glasgow Warriors in a match against Ulster in September 2016, marking the beginning of his professional career.
As the younger brother of Scotland international Zander Fagerson, Matt had big shoes to fill but quickly made his mark. He first wore the Glasgow jersey in a pre-season fixture against Canada 'A' in the 2016/17 season, even scoring a try in the process.
In October 2017, Fagerson signed his first professional contract with Glasgow Warriors. He made 18 appearances in his first full season as a professional and was recognized for his progress by winning the Warriors' Most Improved Player of the Season award. Additionally, Fagerson was honored with the Sir Willie Purves Quaich by Friends of Scottish Rugby, acknowledging his outstanding performances as a young Scottish player.
A physical and dynamic back-rower, Fagerson had previously represented Scotland at the U16 and U18 levels. In 2017, he had the opportunity to showcase his talents on the international stage in the World Rugby U20s Championship held in Georgia, where he played a crucial role in helping the team secure a fifth-place finish.
Fagerson's impressive form in the 2017/18 season earned him a well-deserved call-up to the senior Scotland national team. He made his international debut during the 2018 summer tour, playing against the USA in Houston and becoming only the second Scotland forward in 67 years to be capped as a teenager. His achievement placed him in esteemed company alongside his Glasgow teammate Jonny Gray and former Scotland player Stuart Hogg, who also made their debuts as teenagers.
Notably, Fagerson is part of the 48th set of brothers to represent Scotland, proudly continuing the family legacy on the international stage. With his skill, physicality, and promising potential, Fagerson has established himself as a valuable asset for Glasgow Warriors and an exciting prospect for Scottish rugby.
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023, Fagerson has been named in the squad for Scotland.
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