Roderick Robert Grant graduated from the National Academy and, after impressing for Edinburgh Rugby against Ulster, signed professional terms in the summer of 2009.
During his debut season as a pro, Grant was a phenomenal success and became a mainstay in the Edinburgh Rugby back-row. He was rewarded for this consistency when former head coach Rob Moffat named him captain, around the same time he was nominated for Magners League Young Player of the Season in recognition of his form in the previous campaign.
Roddy snatched the chance to impress on the representative stage as he was an integral part of the dominant pack performance that sealed Scotland A's 35-0 win over England Saxons at Netherdale in February 2012. He has won 12 caps at this level to date.
An aggressive, relentless and intelligent performer, Grant is also a leader. In the absence of the injured Scott Forrest, he captained the Scotland 7s squad during the IRB’s 2008/09 world circuit, he won six caps that year and in turn was named in the Rugby World Cup 7s squad that won the Plate in Dubai, at the same venue he made his sevens debut in 2006. Subsequently he contributed heavily to the team winning the Plate at the Edinburgh leg of the 2010 event.
Grant's next involvement with the abbreviated national team was part of the Team Scotland, rugby sevens squad that competed at Glasgow 2014.
Roddy started as open-side flanker in all five of Scotland’s matches in the IRB Under 19 World Championship in Dubai in April 2006. The next year he made his Scotland under-20 debut in the February 2007 match against England at Bath, and stayed in the team for the game against France in Bourg-en-Bresse.
Roddy, who was born in Botswana to Scottish parents, represented South Africa at water polo at under-15 and under-16 levels.
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