Archie Russell

Archie Russell has been a member of three Scottish National Youth League Cup winning squads – once at under-16 and twice at under-18 level with Stirling County.

He was part of a Scotland under-17 training squad, before gaining representative honours with the under-18s at a FIRA tournament in Grenoble.

His debut for Scotland under-20 came when he started at outside centre in the opening game of the 2015 Six Nations Championship, away to France. He went on to feature in every game of the tournament, starting in four of the five ties. 

Subsequently, he was selected as part of the travelling squad for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in 2015. He started at outside centre for the tournament opener against New Zealand, yet was cited and baned for a dangerous tackle during the tie meaning he was not available for selection for the following two ties. He returned to the matchday squad later in the tournament, coming off the bench against Australia and Ireland. 

A pupil of Wallace High School, he currently studies Mechanical Engineering with International Study at Strathclyde University.

From a sporting dynasty, Archie’s brothers both play rugby – Finn for Glasgow Warriors and Scotland, and Harry for Falkirk. His uncle, Bruce, is also an accomplished sportsman having captained the Scotland cricket team, and represented the country at squash. 

Stats

Caps
8
Tries
0
Starts
5
Conversions
0
Replacements
3
Penalty goals
0
Points
0
Drop goals
0

Appearances

Scotland under-20 2015: F W It E I(r) NZ A(r) I(r)
Position: 
Centre

Club

D.O.B.: 27/03/95
Place of birth:
Stirling
Height: 180cm
Weight: 87kg