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Richie Gray
Scotland
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Full name Richard James Gray
Born August 24, 1989, Rutherglen
Current age 25 years 27 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Castres, Glasgow, Sale Sharks, Scotland
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 9 in
Weight 277 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2010-2014 40 32 8 5 1 0 0 0 18 22 0 45.00
Scotland 2010-2014 39 32 7 5 1 0 0 0 17 22 0 43.58
British and Irish Lions 2013-2013 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100.00
Five/Six Nations 2010-2014 20 16 4 5 1 0 0 0 5 15 0 25.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut Scotland v France at Murrayfield, Feb 7, 2010 match details
Last Test Canada v Scotland at Toronto, Jun 14, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2012-2013 11 10 1 5 1 0 0 0 2 9 0 18.18
Sale Sharks 2012-2013 11 10 1 5 1 0 0 0 2 9 0 18.18
Profile

Gray joined Glasgow in August 2008 after a distinguished run with Scotland's age-grade teams. A former Under-18 and Under-19 cap, he later skippered Scotland Under-20 in 2009 after injury had ended his involvement in the 2008 IRB Junior World Championships.

In 2009 Gray signed a new two-year deal with the Warriors as they scrapped at the top of the Magners League and he was called up to the Scotland squad for the 2010 Six Nations by coach Andy Robinson off the back of some strong showings in the Magners and Heineken Cup.

Through the 2010 November internationals Gray grew as an international player, exhibiting grit in the tight as well as explosive play in the loose. During Scotland's disappointing Six Nations months later he was comfortably their standout performer, excelling against France in Paris and winning the Man of the Match honour in their sole win of the tournament, against Italy at Murrayfield.

During the World Cup, Gray started every match for Scotland though was unable to guide them through to the knockout stages of the tournament despite being one of their standout players.

In November 2011, Sale Sharks announced his signature with the lock signing a three-year deal with the Aviva Premiership club having reportedly turned down advances from Bath, Saracens and a host of Top 14 clubs. Gray joined the Edgeley Park side from June 2012.

Sale struggled in the English Premiership in the latter stages of 2012, as Scotland did on the international front. But Gray played an important role for the Scots in the 2013 Six Nations until injury ended his tournament and put his hopes of touring Australia with the Lions in doubt.

However his return to fitness and undoubted ability led to Warren Gatland's selecting him for the Lions touring party, despite a lack of match practice in the weeks running up to the selection.

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Mar 15, 2014
Scotland's Richie Gray is on the wrong end of an Alun Wyn Jones hand-off
Scotland's Richie Gray is on the wrong end of an Alun Wyn Jones hand-off
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Mar 8, 2014
Richie Gray catches his breath against France
Richie Gray catches his breath against France
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Oct 12, 2013
Castres' Richie Gray is tackled by Courtney Lawes
Castres' Richie Gray is tackled by Courtney Lawes
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Jun 27, 2013
Richard Hibbard, Tommy Bowe, Richie Gray and Ian Evans prepare for a training session in Melbourne
Richard Hibbard, Tommy Bowe, Richie Gray and Ian Evans prepare for a training session in Melbourne
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