Alex Dunbar

Alex Dunbar (born 23 April 1990 in Dumfries) is a Scotland international rugby union player. He currently plays for CA Brive in the French Top14 having signed a one-year contract on 29 June 2019.

Dunbar won 31 caps for his national side, scoring 7 tries.

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 Alex Dunbar profile on Scottish Rugby
  2. ^ "Pro-player draft".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 September 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Irish provinces form bulk of Pro12 Dream Team". RTE. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  5. ^ http://www.thesportreview.com/tsr/2014/04/rabodirect-pro12-glasgow-duo-harley-holmes-pen-new-deals/

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