Uncapped 20-year-old centre McDowall represented Scotland at both U18 and U20 level before signing his first senior professional contract with Glasgow Warriors in December last year.
Standing at 6ft 4in and weighing in over 100kg the centre has made the step up to professional rugby look seamless, impressing the Glasgow coaching staff with his physicality in both attack and defence.
When not playing for Glasgow, McDowall plays for Ayr in the Tennent’s Premiership.
McDowall was part of the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship squad in Georgia, where he helped his side to a best-ever finish of fifth place, before being named as captain for the 2018 edition of the tournament.
Date of birth: 24/02/98
Height: 6ft 4in
Place of birth: Dumfries