Rory Sutherland

Rory Sutherland made his debut as replacement loosehead prop against Ireland in the 2016 RBS 6 Nations, making him Scotland's 1075th Test international.

The former Hawick, Biggar and Gala player had come agonisingly close on a number of occasions previously, having been included as 24th man in the 2015 RBS 6 Nations' squad and joining the RWC 2015 squad as cover for the quarter-final, before being an unsued substitute on two occasions in the 2016 6 Nations, before taking to the field in the championship finale in Dublin.

Sutherland added two further caps to his name on the 2016 summer Tour, the second Test match marking his first Scotland start against Japan in Tokyo. 

Through the ranks

Former Trinity Primary and Hawick High School pupil Rory Sutherland came through the ranks with his hometown club and school sides before representing the Borders and Scotland at under-17 and under-18 in the back-row.

He switched to loosehead prop during his first season of senior rugby at Hawick RFC and, after a season with Biggar, caught the attention of RBS Premiership runners-up and Border League winners Gala RFC.

Under the tutelage of head coach George Graham, the dynamic 23-year-old has been a mainstay in one of the most imposing packs of the country’s top domestic division, and subsequently earned selection for Scotland Club XV earlier this year.

Edinburgh Rugby then rewarded the form of one of the top props from the RBS Premiership with his first full-time BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy contract, in summer 2014, and agreed a senior profesional terms a year later.

Stats

Caps
3
Tries -
Starts
1
Conversions -
Replacements
2
Penalty goals -
Points - Drop goals -

Appearances

International honours (3):

2016: I(r) J(r) J
Position: 
Prop

Club

D.O.B.: 24/08/92
Place of birth:
Melrose
Height: 6ft
Weight: 110kg