Magnus Bradbury

Magnus Donald Blackburn Bradbury (born 23 August 1995) is a Scotland international rugby union player who plays for Edinburgh in the Pro14.

Magnus Bradbury
Birth nameMagnus Donald Blackburn Bradbury
Date of birth (1995-08-23) 23 August 1995 (age 24)
Place of birthGlasgow
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight115 kg (18 st 2 lb; 254 lb)
SchoolOban HS,
Merchiston
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker / Number Eight
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2013
2013–
Oban Lorne
Boroughmuir
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015– Edinburgh Rugby 47 (35)
Correct as of 17 March 2018
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Glasgow District U16
Glasgow District U17
Edinburgh District U18
()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012
2013
2014–15
2016-
Scotland U17
Scotland U18
Scotland U20
Scotland

3
20
8

(0)
(5)
(15)
Correct as of 25 September 2019
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2015– Scotland 7s 1 (0)

Rugby Union careerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

Bradbury started playing rugby with Oban Lorne. From Oban High School, Bradbury secured a scholarship to study at Merchiston Castle School.

In April 2015 he won the BT Scottish Cup with Boroughmuir in their 55–17 win against the Border club Hawick scoring two tries.[1]

Professional careerEdit

As Oban is affiliated to Glasgow, Bradbury first represented Glasgow District at under-16 and under-17 levels - but with his move to Merchiston he came under Edinburgh's catchment area. Bradbury then represented Edinburgh District at under-18

Magnus made his professional début for Edinburgh in their Guinness PRO12 clash away to Leinster on Hallowe'en 2014.

On Monday 28 August 2017 Bradbury was announced as Edinburgh Rugby captain for the 2017/18 Pro14 season. This was removed as of 24 October that same season following an off-field disciplinary issue.

International careerEdit

Bradbury has represented Scotland U17 and Scotland U18. He made his U18 international debut, coming off the bench, against England in March 2013 - and he then made the starting XV in the U18 victories over Ireland and Wales.[2]

His Scotland U20 debut came against the Irish in Athlone, in January 2014 and he scored his first try against Argentina in the final play-off game in the 2014 IRB JWC in Auckland.[3]

He made his 7s début in 2015 at the Dubai 7s reaching the Plate final.[4]

On Saturday 19 November 2016 Bradbury earned his first cap at full Scotland international level. Starting at 6 in an Autumn Test against Argentina he played a part in Scotland's remarkable 19-16 winning performance at Murrayfield Stadium.

He was called up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup squad on 8 September 2019 as injury cover as Jamie Ritchie fractured his cheekbone.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hawick 17 - 55 Boroughmuir: Hawick humbled by Muir". www.scotsman.com.
  2. ^ "Magnus Bradbury". Edinburgh Rugby.
  3. ^ "Scotland U20". Scottish Rugby Union.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/49625907

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