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Stafford McDowall is a Scottish rugby union player for Glasgow Warriors. His usual position is at the Centre position, though he can also cover at Full Back.[2]

Stafford McDowall
Birth nameKenneth Stafford Iain McDowall[1]
Date of birth (1998-02-24) 24 February 1998 (age 21)
Place of birthDumfries, Scotland
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
SchoolKirkcudbright Academy
Merchiston Castle School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Stewartry
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017- Glasgow Warriors 13 (10)
Correct as of 09 April 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Scotland U18
Scotland U19
Scotland U20


Rugby Union careerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

McDowall started his rugby career at Kirkcudbright Academy and Stewartry RFC then Merchiston Castle School. He made a Glasgow Warriors U17 side in August 2014.[3] From there he played for Edinburgh U18[4] and then switched back to play for Glasgow U20.[5]

McDowall now plays for Ayr.[6] He was Ayr's Young Player of the Season for 2016-17.[5]

He entered the Scottish Rugby Academy in season 2016-17 as a Stage 1 - 2 player.[7]

He graduated to the Stage 3 professional phase of the academy in the 2017-18 season.[7] He was assigned Ayr in the Pro draft for the Scottish Premiership sides from Glasgow Warriors for the season 2017-18[8]

Professional careerEdit

McDowall was enrolled in the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy as a Stage 3 player.[7] Stage 3 players are aligned to a professional club and given regional support.[9]

He made his debut for Glasgow Warriors in their opening match of the 2017-18 season - against Northampton Saints at Bridgehaugh Park, Stirling on the 19 August 2017.[10]

He made his first appearance for season 2018-19 for the Warriors in their 50 -17 demolition of Harlequins at North Inch, Perth on the 18 August 2018.[11]

He graduated from the Academy and signed his first professional contract with Glasgow Warriors on 12 December 2018.[12]

International careerEdit

He played for Scotland U18s in a home v Scottish Exiles match in February 2016.[13] He has also played for Scotland U18s against Wales U18.[14]

McDowall played for Scotland U19 (Development XV) in 2016 against Georgia U20. He scored 2 tries in the match.[15][16]

McDowall is now playing for the Scotland U20s.[17]

In January 2019 McDowall was named in Scotland's Six Nations squad.[18]


  1. ^ "Scotland U20 (Stafford McDowall) - Scottish Rugby Union".
  2. ^ "Scottish Rugby on Twitter".
  3. ^ "Warriors under-17s set to take on Ulster - Glasgow Warriors".
  4. ^ "Promising Youth to the Four - Edinburgh Rugby".
  5. ^ a b "Ayr Rugby Club - Ayr Rugby Club".
  6. ^ "Melrose Rugby - Match Report".
  7. ^ a b c "2016/17 BT Sport Academy intake announced - Scottish Rugby Union".
  8. ^ "Warriors in Premiership action".
  9. ^ "BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academies".
  10. ^ "Glasgow Warriors 14-19 Northampton Saints - Glasgow Warriors".
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  13. ^ "Rugby – Scotland U18 Home v Exiles Trial".
  14. ^ Hughes, D. "Wales U18 31-30 Scotland U18 :: Huw Evans Agency".
  15. ^ "SCOTLAND DEVELOPMENT XV 17-21 GEORGIA UNDER-20 - The Offside Line". 23 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Hawick ace Horne helps young Scots run Georgia close".
  17. ^ "Trio set for French test with Scotland under-20s". East Lothian Courier.
  18. ^ "Six Nations 2019: Scotland call up Glasgow's McDowall and Hughes & Edinburgh's Pyrgos". 28 January 2019.

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