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Alex Dunbar (born 23 April 1990 in Dumfries) is a Scotland international rugby union player. He currently plays for Glasgow Warriors in the Pro14.[1]

Alex Dunbar
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Dunbar in 2017
Birth nameAlexander James Dunbar
Date of birth (1990-04-23) 23 April 1990 (age 29)
Place of birthDumfries, Scotland
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight103 kg (16 st 3 lb; 227 lb)
SchoolLockerbie Academy
UniversityScottish Agricultural College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2008
2008–2010
Annan
Selkirk
38
16
(130)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–
2019
Glasgow Warriors
Newcastle Falcons
119
4
(85)
(0)
Correct as of 19 May 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–2010
2013–
Scotland U20
Scotland
15
31
(5)
(15)
Correct as of 29 January 2019

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Rugby Union careerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

Born in Dumfries and a former pupil of Lockerbie Academy, Dunbar graduated in 2008 with an HNC from the Scottish Agricultural College at Auchincruive in Ayrshire.[1]

He has appeared for Glasgow at every age level from under-14 to under-18 and was Annan rugby club under-18 player of the year in both 2005 and 2006 and the following season. He moved from Annan RFC to Selkirk RFC in 2008.[1]

Dunbar was drafted to Glasgow Hawks in the Scottish Premiership for the 2017-18 season.[2]

Dunbar has been drafted to Ayr in the Scottish Premiership for the 2018-19 season.[3]

Professional careerEdit

A Scottish Rugby Academy contracted player, he made his Glasgow Warriors debut in the 25–13 win against Ulster at Ravenhill in December 2009.[1]

Dunbar was the only Scot (and only Scottish based player) to be included in the Rabodirect Pro 12 'Dream team' for the 2013–14 season.[4] He agreed a new Glasgow contact until 2017 and helped Glasgow finish 2nd in the league.[5]

On 2 September 2017 he played his 100th competitive match for the Warriors, in the first round of the Pro14 against Connacht.

International careerEdit

Dunbar has played for Scotland at under-17, under-18 and under-20 level.

He won his first cap for the senior Scotland team in their opening match of the quadrangular tournament in South Africa in 2013, against Samoa and followed up the next week with his first try against South Africa in Nelspruit. He scored a second-half brace of tries as Scotland posted their first win in the 2014 RBS 6 Nations Championship by 21–20 against Italy in Rome.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Alex Dunbar profile on Scottish Rugby
  2. ^ "Pro-player draft".
  3. ^ http://www.scottishrugby.org/news/18/08/21/tennent%E2%80%99s-premiership-clubs-decide-pro-player-draft
  4. ^ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/rabo-direct-pro-12/2014/0505/615361-pro12-team/
  5. ^ http://www.thesportreview.com/tsr/2014/04/rabodirect-pro12-glasgow-duo-harley-holmes-pen-new-deals/

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