Grant Gilchrist

Grant Gilchrist (born 9 August 1990) is a Scottish rugby union player who plays for Edinburgh Rugby in the Pro14.

Grant Gilchrist
Birth nameGrant Stuart Gilchrist
Date of birth (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990
Place of birthStirling, Scotland
Height2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight118 kg (18 st 8 lb; 260 lb)
SchoolLornshill Academy
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Alloa RFC
Stirling County RFC
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011– Edinburgh 113 (25)
Correct as of 22 March 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Scotland U19
Scotland U20
Correct as of 17 September 2019

He plays at lock.


Gilchrist was schooled at Lornshill Academy, and played with Alloa RFC before moving on to Stirling County RFC.

Initially an Elite Development player at Edinburgh and following a stint in New Zealand as part of the John Macphail Scholarship, he made his first senior appearance in a 34–13 win over Cardiff Blues in September 2011. In 2015 he was made the club's vice-captain.[2] In August 2016, Edinburgh Rugby named him and Stuart McInally as their co-captains for the coming season.[3]

International career

Gilchrist represented Scotland at under-18, under-19, under-20 levels. He received his first full cap for Scotland against France in the 2013 Six Nations Championship at the Stade de France, aged 22. He was not selected to play in any of Scotland's 2014 Six Nations matches under Scott Johnson.[4] Vern Cotter selected him for the 2014 Scotland rugby union tour of the Americas and South Africa. He captained Scotland for the first time on 20 June 2014 against Argentina,[5] having scored his first international try against Canada the previous week.[6]

Gilchrist was named as captain for Scotland's 2014 Autumn Test campaign, but was forced to withdraw the same week of that announcement when he broke his arm while playing for Edinburgh against Lyon.[4][7] Complications with this injury also led him to miss the 2015 Six Nations Championship and the rest of the 2014–15 Pro12 season.


  3. Mackenzie, Alasdair (23 August 2016). "Grant Gilchrist and Stuart McInally named as Edinburgh Rugby co-captains for 2016/17 season". The Herald. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  4. Bathgate, Stuart (20 October 2014). "Grant Gilchrist savours Scotland captaincy nod". The Scotsman. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  5. "Argentina 19-21 Scotland". BBC Sport. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  6. "Canada 17-19 Scotland". BBC Sport. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  7. "Scotland's Grant Gilchrist out of autumn Tests with broken arm". BBC News. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Finlay Gillies
John Macphail Scholarship
Grant Gilchrist,
Harry Leonard,
George Turner

Succeeded by
Jonny Gray,
Gregor Hunter

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