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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
Ayr
()
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


Scotland

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scotland U20 (Stafford McDowall) - Scottish Rugby Union". www.scottishrugby.org.
  2. ^ "Scottish Rugby on Twitter".
  3. ^ "Warriors under-17s set to take on Ulster - Glasgow Warriors". www.glasgowwarriors.org.
  4. ^ "Promising Youth to the Four - Edinburgh Rugby". www.edinburghrugby.org.
  5. ^ a b "Ayr Rugby Club - Ayr Rugby Club". ayrrugbyclub.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Melrose Rugby - Match Report". www.melroserugby.org.
  7. ^ a b c "2016/17 BT Sport Academy intake announced - Scottish Rugby Union". www.scottishrugby.org.
  8. ^ "Warriors in Premiership action".
  9. ^ "BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academies".
  10. ^ "Glasgow Warriors 14-19 Northampton Saints - Glasgow Warriors". www.glasgowwarriors.org.
  11. ^ https://theoffsideline.com/warriors-eight-tries-perth/
  12. ^ http://www.glasgowwarriors.org/news/18/12/12/stafford-mcdowall-signs-first-professional-contract-glasgow-warriors
  13. ^ "Rugby – Scotland U18 Home v Exiles Trial".
  14. ^ Hughes, D. "Wales U18 31-30 Scotland U18 :: Huw Evans Agency". www.welshrugbypics.co.uk.
  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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