Kevin Bryce

Kevin Bryce (born 7 September 1988) is a Scotland international rugby union player who plays as a Hooker for Pro14 side Glasgow Warriors. He has also played at Tighthead Prop and Flanker and has previously played for Edinburgh and Yorkshire Carnegie.

Kevin Tuckerman Bryce
Birth nameKevin Tuckerman Bryce
Date of birth (1988-09-07) 7 September 1988 (age 31)
Place of birthAlloa, Scotland
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight181 kg (28 st 7 lb; 399 lb)
Notable relative(s)Glenn Bryce, brother
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker, Prop
Current team Glasgow Warriors
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
-
-
2019-
Heriots
Stirling County
Glasgow High Kelvinside
()
Correct as of 23 June 2019
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–2016
2013–2014
2016–2018
2018
2018–2019
Glasgow Warriors
London Irish
Edinburgh Rugby
Yorkshire Carnegie
Glasgow Warriors
10
0
12
6
13
(5)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 23 June 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006
2007
2013
2014
2013–2015
Scotland U18
Scotland U19
Scotland Club XV
Scotland A
Scotland
?
6
2
1
3
(?)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 22 March 2018
Teams coached
Years Team
2019– Glasgow High Kelvinside (Asst.)

Rugby Union careerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

Before professional club rugby union, Bryce played for Heriot's Rugby Club in the Scottish Premiership, still representing them between the odd cap for Glasgow.[citation needed]

Following the 2007 U19 international championship, Bryce was named the recipient for the John Macphail Scholarship for the 2007 season.[1] The Scholarship will allow Bryce to develop his skills and play club rugby in Auckland, New Zealand, alongside experienced All Black players. Former plays to gain the scholarship include, John Barclay and Sevens player Graham Hogg.

It was announced that from the 2019-20 season, Bryce would be taking up a player-coach role at Glasgow High Kelvinside.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Bryce has only been playing professional rugby since February 2014, but has been involved in a professional set-up since the beginning of the 2013–14 season. He did initially join the Warriors on a short-term basis in February 2013 due to the loss of frontline hookers to international duty and injury, but was unable to earn a cap.[3]

In May 2013, Bryce signed a one-year contract with Glasgow Warriors, for the 2013–14 season. However, in December 2013, Bryce joined English club London Irish on loan to cover the international capped player, David Paice.[4] However, Bryce did not play any games for London Irish.[citation needed]

He made his professional début for Glasgow Warriors on 23 February 2014 against the Newport Gwent Dragons during the 62nd minute.[5]

In March 2014, after earning his first professional cap, Bryce signed a new contract with Glasgow Warriors, extending his stay at the Scotstoun until May 2016.[6]

Bryce moved to Edinburgh in 2016. Edinburgh saw Bryce as a Tighthead Prop and he retrained in that role for the club.

He went on loan to Yorkshire Carnegie in 2018.[7]

On 9 July 2018 it was announced that Glasgow Warriors had re-signed Bryce. In their statement, the club's forward coach Jonathan Humphreys stated:

"I always preferred Kev as a hooker and he has a chance with us now to see if he can reach the high standards he achieved a few years ago when he was playing international rugby."[8]

International careerEdit

Kevin had played for Scotland at various age grade level. In 2006, he represented Scotland under-18's, before representing Scotland under-19's in 2007. During 2007, Bryce was part of the Scotland Under 19's team that went to the 2007 Under-19 Rugby World Championship in Ireland, in which Bryce played every match.[9]

In a warm-up match against Italy under-19 for the Under-19 Championship, Bryce captained the side from the Openside, in which Scotland under-19's lost 19–13.[10][11]

In 2013, while playing for Heriot's, Bryce was selected for the winning Scotland Club XV side that beat an Ireland Club XV side 30–18 to reclaim the Dalriada Cup for the first time since 2009. He was one of 17 uncapped players in the squad, with Bryce making his appearance of the bench. Bryce was benched for the match against the France Club XV side, in which the Scottish side lost 44–10.[12]

In January 2014, Bryce played for the Scotland A side against the England Saxons at Scotstoun Stadium.[13] Bryce came off the bench in the 73rd minute, to play for his fourth Scottish national team - Scotland A drew 16–16 with the Saxons.[14]

On 20 May 2014, Bryce was one of six uncapped players named in the 43-man dual-squad, for the Scottish national side's summer tour to the United States, Canada, Argentina and South Africa.[15] He was called up to Scotland's 2015 Rugby World Cup squad to replace the injured Stuart McInally.[16]

Coaching careerEdit

It was announced that from the 2019-20 season, Bryce would be taking up a player-coach role at Glasgow High Kelvinside.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bryce Wins Macphail Scholarship | Scottish Rugby Union". www.scottishrugby.org. Archived from the original on 10 July 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b Palmer, Mark (5 May 2019). "Pros spearhead league side's promotion hope" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  3. ^ "Kevin Bryce". glasgowwarriors.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ Hooker Kevin Bryce joins London Irish on loan, london-irish.com; accessed 11 September 2017.
  5. ^ Kevin Bryce profile Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine, glasgowwarriors.org; accessed 11 September 2017.
  6. ^ Kevin Bryce and Fraser Brown sign new Warriors deals, bbc.co.uk; accessed 11 September 2017.
  7. ^ "NEWS - Bryce joins Yorkshire Carnegie on short-term loan - Edinburgh Rugby". www.edinburghrugby.org.
  8. ^ "Trio sign on with Warriors - Glasgow Warriors". www.glasgowwarriors.org.
  9. ^ Scotland announce squad for U19 World Championships, espn.co.uk; accessed 11 September 2017.
  10. ^ Bryce To Skipper Under-19S, scottishrugby.org; accessed 11 September 2017.
  11. ^ Scotland Under-19S 13 Italy Under-19S 19, scottishrugby.org; accessed 11 September 2017.
  12. ^ Scotland Club XV, srustaging.realise.com; accessed 11 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Munro to lead Scotland A | Scottish Rugby Union". www.scottishrugby.org. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  14. ^ Scotland A vs England Saxons match report Archived 23 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Six uncapped Scots to make summer tour, scottishrugby.org; accessed 11 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Rugby World Cup: Scotland call up hooker Kevin Bryce". BBC Sport. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Graham Hogg
John Macphail Scholarship
Kevin Bryce

2007
Succeeded by
Roddy Grant

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