Edinburgh Rugby prop Murray McCallum became the 1090th player to represent Scotland as a replacement against Wales in the 2018 Natwest 6 Nations at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
McCallum represented Caledonia at U16, U17 and U18 levels alongside his pathway through the BT Sport Academy. He also played for Scotland U18 in the FIRA AER competition in Poland (2014), for Scotland U19 against Australia Schools and in the two tour games away to Romania.
McCallum crossed the line in the dying seconds of the first-half in Scotland U20’s 36-34 victory over Wales, at Netherdale, to claim his first points for the age-grade side, and went on to start at loosehead prop in each of the 2015 Six Nations Championship games.
Sean Lineen named McCallum in the World Rugby U20 Championship squad for 2015 and he gained four caps from a possible five, only missing out on selection for the game against Australia.
As he did against Wales in the previous Championship, McCallum crossed the whitewash in the first game of the 2016 U20 Six Nations, to contribute towards the side’s historic 24-6 win over England at Broadwood Stadium, and added a further try to his personal tally in the following game against Wales.
He was educated at Woodmill HS in Dunfermline before receiving a scholarship to Strathallan School.
Formerly of Dunfermline RFC, Murray played for Heriot’s in the BT Premiership alongside his studies for a BSc in Geology and Petroleum Geology at the University of Aberdeen, before before becoming a full-time professional player.
Date of birth: 16/03/96
Scotland Debut: March 2018
Place of birth: Kirkcaldy
2016 to present
Wales (replacement), Canada (replacement), USA (replacement)