2015–16 Scottish Rugby Academy season

The Scottish Rugby Academy provides Scotland's up and coming rugby stars a dedicated focused routeway for development into the professional game. Entry is restricted to Scottish qualified students and both male and female entrants are accepted into 4 regional academies. The 2015-16 season sees the first year of the academy.

Scottish Rugby Academy
2015 / 2016

Season overview

This was the founding year of the Scottish Rugby Academy.[1]

Regional Academies

The Scottish Rugby Academy runs four regional academies in Scotland:- Glasgow and the West, Borders and East Lothian, Edinburgh and Caledonia. These roughly correspond to the traditional districts of Glasgow District, South, Edinburgh District and North and Midlands.[2]

Players and Stages

Players are selected in three stages:- Stage 1 - Regionally selected and regionally supported players; Stage 2 - Nationally selected and regionally supported players; and Stage 3 - Nationally selected and regionally supported players.

Stage 3 players

Stage 3 players are assigned to a professional team. Nominally, for the men, Glasgow Warriors receive the Stage 3 players of Glasgow and the West and Caledonia regions, while Edinburgh Rugby receive the Stage 3 players of the Edinburgh and Borders and East Lothian regions. The women are integrated into the Scotland women's national rugby sevens team and the Scotland women's national rugby union team.

Borders and East Lothian

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Gary Robertson Prop Scotland
Ross Graham Hooker Scotland
Lewis Carmichael Lock Scotland
Player Position Union
Tom Galbraith Centre Scotland
George Taylor Centre Scotland

Caledonia

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Murray McCallum Prop Scotland
Bruce Flockhart Flanker Scotland
Lewis Wynne Flanker Scotland

Edinburgh

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Jack Cosgrove Prop Scotland
Grant McConnell Prop Scotland
Jake Kerr Hooker Scotland
Ally Miller Flanker Scotland
Player Position Union
Hugh Fraser Scrum-half Scotland
Ruairi Howarth Outside-half Scotland
Ben Robbins Fullback Scotland

Glasgow and the West

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Cameron Fenton Hooker Scotland
James Malcolm Hooker Scotland
Scott Cummings Lock Scotland
Andrew Davidson Lock Scotland
Callum Hunter-Hill Lock Scotland
Kiran McDonald Lock Scotland
Michael Dewar Flanker Scotland
Matt Smith Flanker Scotland
Player Position Union
George Horne Scrum-half Scotland
Robbie Fergusson Centre Scotland
Nick Grigg Centre Scotland
Patrick Kelly Centre Scotland

Stage 1 and Stage 2 players

The inductees into the 2015-16 season are split into their regional academies.[3]

Borders and East Lothian

Caledonia

Edinburgh

Glasgow and the West

Graduates of this year

Players who have signed professional contracts with clubs:

References

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