Date of birth19 January 1996
DisciplineTight Head Prop
Zander earned his Scotland debut in the 2016 RBS 6 Nations against England at BT Murrayfield. Aged just 20, he became the fourth youngest prop in Scottish history to be capped, and the youngest prop to represent Scotland for more than half a century. He is also part of the 48th set of brothers to represent Scotland alongside his brother, Matt.
He played in all three of Scotland’s 2016 Autumn Tests and his solid performances earned him a starting place in all five tests at the 2017 6 Nations, as well as featuring in Scotland's Summer Tour and Autumn Tests.
His run of good form was upset by injury at the start of 2018 causing him to miss the start of the 6 Nations, coming in to the squad for the final two games and appearing off the bench in Scotland's final game, a win over Italy. Injury struck again later that year, while playing for Glasgow Warriors against the Cheetahs Zander suffered a broken leg resulting in a five month lay-off. Fighting back to fitness, Zander returned to action for Scotland against France in the 2019 6 Nations.
Following a difficult 2018, Zander was delighted to be named part of the 2019 World Cup Squad where he earned 3 caps and scored his first international try. His work rate around the pitch and all-round skill set mark him as a player with a very exciting future in international rugby.
Outside of rugby, Zander won the 2010 Scottish Downhill Mountain Bike Championship and remains a keen mountain biker. He is also a qualified lifeguard.
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