Henry Pyrgos

Henry Benjamin Pyrgos (born 9 July 1989) is a Scotland international rugby union player whose regular playing position is scrum-half. He currently plays for Edinburgh Rugby of the Pro14.[1] He previously played for Glasgow Warriors, where he won 147 caps, captained the side, and won the Pro12 in 2014-15.[2]

Henry Pyrgos
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Pyrgos in 2017
Birth nameHenry Benjamin Pyrgos
Date of birth (1989-07-09) 9 July 1989 (age 30)
Place of birthDorchester, Dorset, England
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb; 176 lb)
SchoolBryanston School
UniversityLoughborough University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-Half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017– Stirling County ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2018
2018–
Glasgow Warriors
Edinburgh Rugby
147
14
(114)
(5)
Correct as of 10 January 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009
2010–12
2012–
Scotland U20
Scotland A
Scotland
10

27
(5)

(29)
Correct as of 24 March 2018

Rugby Union careerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

Pyrgos was drafted to Stirling County in the Scottish Premiership for the 2017-18 season.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pyrgos played for Glasgow Warriors in the Pro14. He won the Pro12 title with the club in 2014-15. He was made co-captain of the side (with Jonny Gray) for the season 2016-17. The co-captaincy was scrapped by new Head Coach Dave Rennie for the 2017-18 season, though the scrum-half remained in the Warriors' leadership group. He played 147 matches for the Warriors before leaving the club at the end of season.[4]

In July 2018 it was confirmed that Pyrgos would be moving to rival team Edinburgh Rugby for the prospect of more frequent game time.[5]

International careerEdit

He has represented both Scotland Under 20 and Scotland A.[6][7]

On 24 October 2012 he was named in the full Scottish national team for the 2012 end-of-year rugby union tests.[8]

On 6 November 2012, Pyrgos was announced as a substitute for the Scotland versus New Zealand match, the first of the end-of-year test series, and made his debut around a week later when he was brought on in the final five minutes of the match.[9] The final score was 22–51.

His second cap appearance on 17 November was against South Africa at Murrayfield when he scored his first international try, however Scotland lost with a final score of 10–21. His third cap appearance was against Tonga on 24 November where he made the starting line up. This game was played in Pittodrie in Aberdeen and Scotland lost 15–21.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Henry Pyrgos Glasgow Warriors profile". Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Henry Pyrgos signs for Edinburgh - Glasgow Warriors". www.glasgowwarriors.org.
  3. ^ "Pro-player draft".
  4. ^ "Henry Pyrgos".
  5. ^ "Henry Pyrgos signs for Edinburgh". Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Henry Pyrgos Scotland squad profile". Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Henry Pyrgos IRB JWC 2009 profile". Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Seven rookies in Scotland squad". Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Scotland squad announced for New Zealand match". Retrieved 6 November 2012.

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