Murray McConnell

Murray McConnell (born 16 November 1992) is a Scotland Club XV international rugby union player who plays for Nottingham Rugby at the scrum-half position.

Murray McConnell
Birth nameMurray McConnell
Date of birth (1992-11-16) 16 November 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthScotland
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight12 st 13 lb (82 kg)
SchoolLenzie Academy
UniversityGlasgow Caledonian
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

2010–2015
West of Scotland
Ayr RFC
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2015
2015–
Glasgow Warriors
Nottingham Rugby
5
45
()
Correct as of 27 June 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
-
2013
Scotland U20
Scotland Club XV
Correct as of 27 June 2015

Rugby Union careerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

McConnell played for West of Scotland before being noticed by Glasgow Warriors and he joined the Glasgow Warriors as an Elite Development Player in 2010. He was assigned to Ayr Rugby Club to aid his development.[1]

Murray was voted Ayr Rugby Club's 1st XV player of the year in season 2013–14. He secured Ayr 30 points that season when he scored six tries.[2]

Professional careerEdit

He played in two pre-season friendly matches for the Warriors in 2010 against Dundee HSFP and Sale Sharks.[1]

His first competitive match for the Warriors came in an away game to Scarlets in January 2012 as a substitute.[3]

In the 2014–15 season McConnell graduated from the EDP ranks and secured a one-year partnership professional contract with Glasgow Warriors.[4] This again allowed him to play for Ayr Rugby Club when free from Warriors duty.[5]

He played in a Glasgow Warriors A side against an Edinburgh Rugby A side on 22 September 2014 in a match in Stirling.[6]

He was used as a substitute in the Glasgow Warrior's Pro12 matches at home against Connacht on 26 September 2014 [7] and against Treviso on 31/10/14.[8]

McConnell secured his first competitive start for Glasgow Warriors on 28 February 2015 when he started at scrum-half away to Munster at Thormond Park.[9]

On 7 May 2015 it was announced that McConnell would sign for Nottingham Rugby at the end of the 2014–15 season.[10]

International careerEdit

He was part of the RBS Six Nations Under-20 squad in 2012 and captained the Scotland team against the English Counties that same year.[11] He was capped by the Scotland Club XV side.

Coaching careerEdit

McConnell is currently the head coach on Long Eaton RFC in RFU Midlands 2 East North Division

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Glasgow Warriors – Murray McConnell". glasgowwarriors.com. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Men's player profiles at Ayr Rugby Football Club". ayrrugbyclub.co.uk. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Murray McConnell". battlefornewscotland.ca. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  4. ^ "McConnell signs deal for next season". scottishrugby.org. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  5. ^ Ayr RugClub. "Ayr Rugby Club Latest News". ayrrugbyclubnews.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Glasgow bring their A game to Stirling". glasgowwarriors.org. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Player list : Guinness PRO12 : Stats". pro12rugby.com. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  8. ^ "BBC Sport – Pro12: Glasgow Warriors 17–9 Treviso". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  9. ^ "BBC Sport – Pro12: Munster 22–10 Glasgow Warriors". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  10. ^ "McConnell set for Nottingham switch". glasgowwarriors.org. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Mcconnell To Lead Scots". glasgowwarriors.org. Retrieved 27 June 2015.[dead link]

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