​Lock Lewis Carmichael became the 1095th player to represent Scotland with a replacement and try-scoring debut appearance in the national team's 48-10 win over Canada on the 2018 Summer tour.

A week later he made his first Scotland start, in the 30-29 defeat to USA in Houston, Texas.

Edinburgh confirmed the signing of local lock, Lewis Carmichael, on a two-year deal ahead of the 2016/17 season.

Through the ranks...

Carmichael, a product of the Scotland age-grade system, played his club rugby for BT Premiership side Melrose, before making his professional debut off the bench against Munster at Thomond Park in round three of the 2016/17 Guinness PRO12 season.

The lock joined Super Rugby franchise Western Force on a loan-deal in February 2017 as part of his long-term development plan, and was called up to join Gregor Townsend’s squad for the final two legs of his maiden summer tour as Scotland Head Coach.

He was then selected for the 2018 Summer tour to Canada, USA and Argentina.

The former North Berwick HS pupil has represented East Lothian Falcons at U14, U15 and U18, Edinburgh at U17 and U18, as well as Scotland at U18.

He made his Scotland U18 debut against England at Darlington in March 2013 and, a week later, scored two tries in the side's victory over Ireland at Hamilton RFC. His under-20 debut came against the Irish in Athlone in January 2014.

Carmichael's first try for Scotland under-20 was vital in securing the side's 36-34 victory over Wales in February 2015. That same game he was presented with the man-of-the-match award for his valiant efforts in the forward battle.

He added to his under-20 tally, grabbing a vital brace, both tries coming in a similar fashion, in his team's spectacular 17-10 victory over Ireland in the final game of the 2015 Six Nations Championship. Carmichael, again, scooped the man-of-the-match award, following on from his effort against Wales a month previous.

He crossed the line to score Scotland's sole try in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship opener against New Zealand, and again added his name to the scoresheet when he crossed the whitewash in the next pool stage tie against Ireland.

With his club team Melrose, he was in the starting XV who secured the RBS Premiership title at the Greenyards, in the win over Currie in March 2014.

Outwith rugby he played football with North Berwick Colts from the age of six until 13, and studied Rugby Performance at Edinburgh College. He is a member of Scottish Rugby's regional academy, supported by sportscotland Institute of Sport.

Date of birth: 02/05/95

Height: 1.96m

Scotland Debut: June 2018

Place of birth: Edinburgh

Weight: 112kg


Edinburgh Rugby
2017 to present

Western Force
Perth, Australia
2017 summer loan

Edinburgh Rugby
2016 to 2017












Canada (replacement), USA


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