Gray and Spinks win top awards

Scotland and Glasgow Warriors lock Jonny Gray has scooped a prestigious award as his first season as a full Scotland internationalist draws to a close.

Gray, 20, who has won two full caps this season and has become a mainstay in the Glasgow Warriors team, has been named as Young Player of the Year by Friends of Scottish Rugby.

He received his award, the Sir Willie Purves Quaich, at a gala dinner at the Caledonian Club in London this week.

Previous recipients of the award have included David Denton and Jonny’s older brother, Richie.

Jonny said: “I’m very honoured to have received this award and I thank the Friends of Scottish Rugby for considering me worthy of it.

“My focus now is on a really big end to the season, starting with Glasgow Warriors’ game against Treviso tonight.”

Meanwhile, one of Gray’s successors as captain of the Scotland under-20 team, back-row forward Tommy Spinks, was also lauded at the dinner when he received the Sir Tommy Macpherson Quaich as the young London Scottish Player of the Year.

Our picture shows the proud duo, Gray on the left, with their awards.