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Stuart McInally

Rugby

Fact File

Date of birth

9 August 1990

Sport

Rugby

Club

Edinburgh Rugby

Discipline

Hooker

Biography

In the summer of 2013, Stuart McInally made the switch from back-row to hooker, a move which not only transformed his game, it cemented his place in the National team and led to him captaining his country.

Stuart won his first cap for Scotland in the 2015 Summer Test series and was named in Scotland's squad for the 2015

Rugby World Cup, however injury prevented him from taking part. He went on to make his Six Nations debut in 2016, featuring in every game. 

Stuart’s dynamic performances and thriving leadership skills meant he was an obvious choice to be named captain of the 2018 Scotland Summer Tour. While injury prevented him featuring in the first two Tests, he gave an incredible try scoring performance in the win over Argentina. He is now Scotland's most prolific hooker in terms of tries, having crossed for no fewer than seven times to date.  Stuart was named as captain of the 2019 Rugby World Cup squad.

Off the pitch, Stuart is the proud owner of a private pilot’s licence. He also regularly works with Red Sky's performance coaching team, discussing the importance of diversity, leadership of self and the benefits of having outside interests to run alongside sport.  

Achievements

2019
Scotland Team Captain/ Vice Captain, Edinburgh Rugby Captain
2018
Scotland Team Summer Tour Captain, Edinburgh Rugby Captain
2017
Scotland Team
2016
Scotland Team
2015
1st cap for Scotland
“Listening to Stuart’s journey and hearing him talk passionately about starting over and his determination to reach his goals was fascinating – lessons for us all, whatever our area of work”
Ryan Mackie
Homeless World Cup