Eddie McLaughlin

Eddie McLaughlin (born 11 April 1980 in New Zealand) is a former rugby union player who played on the wing for Glasgow Warriors.[3]

Eddie McLaughlin
Birth nameEddie McLaughlin
Date of birth (1980-04-11) 11 April 1980 (age 41)
Place of birthNew Zealand[1]
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight84 kg (13 st 3 lb) [2]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Tuggeranong Vikings
Canberra Vikings
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005-06 Glasgow Warriors 1 (0)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Bay of Plenty ()
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
Brumbies ()

He is Scottish qualified as his paternal grandparents are from Greenock.[2] His father and two uncles have represented New Zealand at football.[citation needed] McLaughlin played football until 15 when he switched to rugby union.[citation needed]

Although small in stature McLaughlin could run 100 metres in 10.8 seconds and bench press 150 kg.[citation needed]

McLaughlin came from the Bay of Plenty[4] to play for the Tuggeranong Vikings.[5] McLaughlin previously played for Canberra Vikings[6] and for super rugby side Brumbies.[2]

He signed to Glasgow Warriors in 2005 on a three-month contract.[2] He was signed by head coach Hugh Campbell who stated: "We're delighted to welcome a player of Eddie's calibre to Hughenden. His try scoring record for his previous clubs speaks for itself and we hope that he'll be able to continue that form while on trial with us here at Glasgow."[2]

McLaughlin stated that on signing: "Playing in Scotland is something that I've always wanted to do. My family is from there and it was an opportunity that was too good for me to pass up. Ultimately my goal is to perform well for the Celtic League Cup and earn a place in the squad for the Heineken Cup."[7]

When not involved with the Warriors, McLaughlin played for Ayr.[2][8] He played once for the Warriors in the Pro12; coming on as a substitute in the Warriors match against Connacht on 4 November 2005.[9]

He was released by Warriors at the end of the season.[10]


  1. ^ Reid, By Alasdair. "McLaughlin's opportunity to impress Warriors".
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Warriors recruit winger".
  3. ^ "Warriors Recruit Winger - Scottish Rugby Union". Archived from the original on 17 January 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Player profile". Glasgow Warriors.com.
  5. ^ "Honour Board - Vikings". Archived from the original on 10 July 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Eastwood end Manly's unbeaten Tooheys Cup run".
  7. ^ "McLaughlin ready for Glasgow".
  8. ^ "Rugby: Hawks swoop closer to title hat-trick. - Free Online Library".
  9. ^ "Guinness PRO12".[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Player Movements".

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