Quaich Winners

Each year at the Friends of Scottish Rugby Annual General Meeting two quaiches are presented to up and coming players. The Sir Tommy Macpherson quaich is presented to the most promising young player at London Scottish FC, whilst the Sir Willie Purves quaich is presented to the young player most likely to make it into the National Team.

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2018 Quaich Winners

Sir William Purves Quaich Winner:

Matt Fagerson

DOB            16th July 1998
Birthplace    Perth
Height         1.86m
Weight         98kg
Position       Back-Row
Club            Glasgow Warriors

Matt Fagerson

The younger brother of Scotland international Zander, Matt Fagerson made his Warriors debut in the 2016/17 pre-season fixture vs Canada 'A', scoring a try in the process.

A physical back-rower, Matt has represented Scotland at U16 and U18 level and plays his club rugby for Glasgow Hawks. He was named in the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy Stage 3 Player list for the 2016/17 season.

Matt represented Scotland under-20s in the 2017 World Rugby under-20s Championship in Georgia, helping the team finish fifth.

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Glasgow Warriors


Sir Tommy Macpherson Quaich Winner:

Isaac Miller

Isaac Miller

DOB             21st June 1994
Birthplace     Edinburgh
Height          1.78 m
Weight         105.00 kg
Position        Hooker
Club             London Scottish

Isaac began his rugby at Stewart’s Melville College in Edinburgh, where he progressed through to play in the 1st XV in his final year of school. He was a member of the squad that won the Scottish Schools Cup at U18 level.

He went on that year to represent Edinburgh in the U18 development pathway. Leaving school, Isaac played for Currie RFC in the Scottish Club Premiership. He then travelled south to Loughborough University, where he played for 4 years, in his final year Captaining the University side in the English National League 1.

Whilst at University Isaac also had the opportunity to represent Scotland U 20's and and captained the team t the U 20 World Cup he also represented the English Students side, which he captained in games against Ireland and France. On graduating from University Isaac joined London Scottish, where he has ran out for the club 17 times so far this season.

Next season Isaac will be joining Worcester Warriors in the English Premiership.

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London Scottish


2017 Quaich Winners

Sir William Purves Quaich Winner:

Magnus Bradbury

DOB            23rd August 1995
Birthplace    Glasgow
Height         1.93m
Weight        112.7 kg
Position       Back row
Club            Edinburgh

Magnus Bradbury

A former pupil of Oban High School, Magnus secured a scholarship to study at Merchiston Castle School, during which time he made his Scotland under-18 international debut, coming off the bench against England in March 2013 and making the starting XV in the victories over Ireland and Wales. He represented Glasgow at under-16 and under-17 levels, Edinburgh at under-18 and Scotland at under-17 and under-18.

His international under-20 debut came against the Irish in Athlone, in January 2014 and he scored his first try against Argentina in the final play-off game in the 2014 Junior World Championship in Auckland.

He took on captaincy duties for the the 2015 Six Nations Championship, leading Scotland to a 17-10 defeat of Ireland in the final game of series.

Magnus was selected for his second World Rugby Under-20 Championship (formerly the Junior World Championship), in 2015, and started in four of the five ties.

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Edinburgh Rugby

Sir Tommy Macpherson Quaich Winner:

Ally Miller

Ally (Alastair) Miller

DOB            10th May 1996
Birthplace     Edinburgh
Height          1.93
Weight         103kg
Position        Back-row
Club             London Scottish

Ally Miller is one of the players to be placed with London Scottish FC as part of the Performance Partnership with the Scottish Rugby Union.

He is a three times winner of the Scottish Schools Brewin Dolphin Cup with George Watson’s College – once at under-16 in 2011, a side in which he captained, and twice at under-18 in 2012 and 2013 when he, again, skippered the side. The back-row also captained Edinburgh's Under 20 side, and the George Watson's College Scottish Schools Cup winning sides of 2011, 2012 and 2013.

He was part of the Scotland U20 squad that recorded the team's highest ever finish at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship (8th) in 2015 and 2016. Ally has also played for Scotland at under-16 and under-18 levels, and led the under-19 group who took on Australia Schools and Romania in the 2013/2014 season.

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London Scottish


2016 Quaich Winners

Sir William Purves Quaich Winner:

Mark Bennett

DOB            3rd February 1993
Birthplace    Irvine
Height         1.83 m
Weight        89 kg
Position      Centre
Club            Glasgow Warriors

Mark Bennett

As 2015 World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year nominee, Mark Bennett broke into the international stage due to exciting performances for Glasgow Warriors and Scotland 7s. He represented Scotland four times at under-18 level and 17 times at under-20 level, and captained the Glasgow under-18 and under-16 teams.

He started every RBS 6 Nations Championship match in 2015 and gave some fine displays with two tries against Italy at home in the BT Murrayfield stadium and against England at Twickenham. Bennett won a place in the Scotland squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup during which he scored three tries in four appearances - two in the opening match against Japan and a third in quarter-final against Australia.

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Glasgow Warriors

Sir Tommy Macpherson Quaich Winner:

George Horne

George Horne

DOB            12th May 1995
Birthplace     Dundee, Scotland
Height          1.75 m
Weight         79 kg (12 st 6 lb)
Position       Scrum Half
Club            London Scottish

George Horne was one of the inductees for season 2015-16 at the new academy structure for Scottish Rugby. Coming through the school set up, Horne was a pupil at Bell Baxter High School before moving to Strathallan School.

Horne has played for Howe of Fife and Currie and represented Scotland at Under 17, Under 19 and Under 20 levels. His father is the coach at Howe of Fife Rugby. His brother is the Glasgow Warriors centre and Scotland international Peter Horne.

Horne made his debut for Glasgow Warriors in a friendly match against the British Army Rugby Union side on 25 September 2015. In a 71-0 victory for the Warriors, Horne came off the bench to grab a try. In November, 2015, he was loaned to London Scottish, by Glasgow Warriors, to gain more experience of playing professional rugby.

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London Scottish


2015 Quaich Winners

Sir William Purves Quaich Winner:

Finn Russell

DOB            23rd Sept 1992
Birthplace    Bridge of Allan
Height         1.83m (6ft)
Weight        87kg (13st 9lb)
Position      Stand-off
Club           Glasgow Warriors

Finn Russell

In 2011 Finn helped Stirling County Colts win the under-18 National Youth Cup and in 2013 it was announced he was a recipient of the MacPhail Scholarship to travel to New Zealand to develop his game. He signed a two-year professional contract with the Glasgow Warriors, from the 2014/15 season, after coming through the Scottish Rugby Elite Development Programme.

Finn became Scotland's 1056th capped player when he made his debut against the USA on the first match of Scotland's 2014 summer tour. It capped an excellent season for Russell who fought off fierce competition to become first choice stand-off at Glasgow Warriors on their run to the PRO12 final. He made his first appearance at BT Murrayfield for Scotland in the 41-31 win against Argentina in November 2014.

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Sir Tommy Macpherson Quaich Winner:

Alec Coombes

Alec Coombes

DOB            26th Nov 1995
Birthplace     Hong Kong
Height          1.85m
Weight         94kg (14st 11lb)
Position       Winger/Centre
Club            London Scottish

The 18-year-old former Bath Academy player was part of Millfield School's highly successful Sevens team last season which dominated the national circuit, culminating in victory in the prestigious Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens tournament.

Alec signed for London Scottish on an Academy contract in September 2014, after impressing in his pre-season trials at the Richmond based club. He opened his Scotland under-20 scoring account in style, covering over 60 metres, in a mesmerising run, to cross the whitewash in the last minute of the 45-0 defeat of Italy in the 2015 Six Nations Championships.

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London Scottish


2014 Quaich Winners

Sir Tommy Macpherson Quaich Winner:

Tommy Spinks

DOB             22nd April 1994
Birthplace     Edinburgh, Scotland
Height          1.93 m
Weight         92 kg (14 st 6 lb)
Position        Back Row / Lock
Club             London Scottish

Tommy Spinks

Young flanker Tommy Spinks is one of the rising stars of London Scottish. A native of Edinburgh, he captained East Lothian at U14, U15 and U16 levels, Edinburgh at U17 and U18 and was captain of the Fettes School 1st XV. The 1.93mtr back-row was called into the Scotland U20 side in January 2013 for their RBS 6 Nations campaign and he followed that by representing his country at the 2013 IRB Junior World

Championship in France. Primarily a flanker, Spinks is also adept in the second row and he made his first start for London Scottish in the final game of the 2012/13 season at Rotherham. A natural athlete, Spinks was National Bronze medal discus champion as well as Edinburgh discus champion.

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London Scottish

Sir William Purves Quaich Winner:

Jonny Gray

Jonny Gray

DOB          14th March 1994
Height        1.98 m
Weight       119 kg (18 st 10 lb)
Position      Second Row
Club           Glasgow Warriors

Jonny Gray joined the Warriors as a Scottish Rugby Elite Development player in the summer of 2012 after a number of standout displays for Hamilton and Scotland under-20. The younger brother of former Glasgow favourite Richie Gray, Jonny spent a period of time before his arrival at the Warriors training and playing in New Zealand, having been named as one of the recipients of the 2012 John Macphail Scholarship.

He was called up to the Scotland U20 set-up at the age of 17 in 2012 and was made captain when he returned to the national age-grade squad in 2013 for the RBS 6 Nations.  In the summer of 2013 he signed a three year deal with the Warriors and in November of the same year made his full Scotland debut during the Autumn Tests, after an impressive start to the 2013/14 season. Jonny made his RBS 6 Nations debut for Scotland in February 2014, as a substitute against England.

In winning the Sir Willie Purves Quaich, Jonny is making FoSR history as his brother Richard (Richie) Gray won it in 2009 and this is the first time we've had brothers winning a Quaich.

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