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Mark Bennett

Rugby

Fact File

Date of birth

3 February 1993

Sport

Rugby

Club

Glasgow Warriors

Discipline

Centre

Biography

Mark was one of the most exciting players of the Olympic Games in Rio as his blistering pace and ever improving skills caused havoc for opposition defences as Team GB progressed to a historic Silver medal win in the Rugby Sevens.

Bennett has continued his impressive development since he was awarded an apprentice contract by Clermont Auvergne in 2011.

Port Elizabeth in 2013 was the site of his first Scotland Sevens caps and after just two appearances at the World Series, was named in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games squad where he emerged a stand out performer for Scotland.

Mark won his first full Scotland International cap in the Autumn Internationals in 2014 against Argentina, and following this, started every game in the 2015 Six Nations Tournament.

Performances in the Six Nations earned Bennett selection to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, after which, he was nominated for '2015 World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year'.

Achievements

2016
Rio Olympic Games, Silver Medalist, GB Sevens
2015
Nominated for "World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year"
2015
Scotland Rugby World Cup squad
2014
1st cap for Scotland
2014
Glasgow Commonwealth Games Sevens squad