Ryan Wilson, who is eligible for Scotland on account of a maternal grandfather from Motherwell, made his Scotland debut as a second-half substitute for Johnnie Beattie in the 2013 RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Wales at BT Murrayfield.
His first start then came for Scotland was at openside flanker against South Africa in Nelspruit in June, before a breakthrough into international rugby was confirmed in the 2014 RBS 6 Nations - Wilson featured in every round, starting all but once.
he earned caps against Italy and France in the 2015 Summer Tests before being named in the 31-man Scotland squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, starting three out of his four outings - all wins - against Japan, USA and Samoa, and coming on as a replacement against South Africa.
Wilson's consistency and quality saw him named captain of Glasgow Warriors for the 2017/18 campaign, and more international recognition followed, including playing a starring role in the 2018 Calcutta Cup victory over England.
He was selected for a second World Cup, in Japan in 2019, and played a part in all four of Scotland's matches, and reached a half century of international appearances during the memorable 2021 Guinness Six Nations win over France in Paris.
Through the ranks...
Ryan is a former pupil of Lord Wandsworth College (Hampshire) and Frensham Heights School (Surrey).
He also played for London Irish and Wasps in the English premiership’s A League as well as the Four London Academies in an under-19 match against France. Ryan signed for Glasgow Warriors in summer 2010.
He was a try-scorer on his Scotland under-19 international debut in the win against Italy in Parabagio, near Milan, in February 2008.
Four under-20 international starts followed in the IRB Junior World Championship in Japan in June 2009, Ryan making his debut in the Tokyo match against England.
He then made his Scotland A debut in the 32-13 win over Ireland Wolfhounds at Netherdale in January 2011, returning as a replacement in the emphatic 35-0 win over England Saxons the following year, before captaining the side to victory over their English counterparts in 2013 (the first win for the side on English soil, 13-9).
Date of birth: 18/05/89
Scotland Debut: April 2013
Place of birth: Aldershot, England
2010 to present
Italy, Ireland, France(3), Georgia(2), Ireland(2), Samoa (replacement), Russia, Japan (replacement)
Wales (replacement), France, England, Ireland, Italy, Wales, Fiji, South Africa, Argentina (replacement)
Ireland, Wales, England, Italy, Italy, USA, Fiji (replacement), Samoa, USA
Italy, France (replacement), Ireland, Japan, Japan, Australia, Argentina (replacement), Georgia
Italy, France, Japan, USA, South Africa (replacement), Samoa
Ireland, England, Italy, France (replacement), Wales
Wales (replacement), France (replacement), Samoa (replacement), South Africa