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2013 Tour Squad

Ryan Grant
DOB8th Oct 1985
BirthplaceKirclady
Height1.85 m (6' 1")
Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb)
PositionProp
HonoursScotland / Lions
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Ryan GRANT
Scotland Caps: 10 (5-0-5)
Scotland Points: 0
Scotland Debut: v Australia 2012

British & Irish Lions: First Tour
Lions Debut: v Combined Country XV 11/06/2013
Test Record v Australia: 1 (1-0-0)

Ryan Grant was called into the British & Irish Lions squad on Friday, 7 June to provide cover for the injured Gethin Jenkins. He was preparing to play for Scotland against Samoa in South Africa before boarding a plane from Johannesburg bound for Brisbane. He arrived in Australia in time to join the Lions on their trek to Newcastle for he fourth game of their tour, taking him back to the Hunter Stadium venue at which he made a winning start to his Scottish career a year earlier in the 9-6 win over the Qantas Wallabies – Scotland’s first win on Aussie soil in 30 years. He also featured in further summer tour Test victories in Samoa and Fiji last year, the first time the Scots had gone undefeated on tour. The only game he has failed to start since his debut was the defeat to Tonga in Aberdeen. His reputation as a strong scrummaging and highly mobile prop grew throughout the 2013 RBS 6 Nations campaign.
Although born in Scotland, he was educated at the Alice Smith School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and joined the Army after school. It was while serving with the Royal Signals, from where he played for the Army and the Combined Services, that he made his Scotland U21 debut against France in 2006. He also featured in all five games in the IRB World Junior Championships in France that same year. He made his Scotland A debut in Perth against Italy in 2007, while still an apprentice with Border Reivers, and switched to Edinburgh in the summer of 2007. He went on to win two more ‘A’ caps in 2011 and 2012, crossing for a try against Italy at Galashiels, by which time he had transferred from Edinburgh to Glasgow Warriors to make a clean sweep of the Scottish professional teams. He was named in Scotland’s 40-strong provisional Rugby World Cup squad in 2011, but didn’t make the cut.
His two tries in the Warriors’ demolition job on reigning champions the Ospreys at Scotstoun was critical in steering his club into the RaboDirect PRO12 Play-Offs, and earning him a place in the tournament’s end of season ‘Dream Team’. In addition to playing rugby, he is also an RADI adventure diver.
 

 
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
11/06/2013
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18/06/2013
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25/06/2013
Melbourne Rebels








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