James Farndale was born in Winchester and schooled at the Edinburgh Academy. He played for Scotland U20 in the 2011/12 season and was top try scorer at the 2012 IRB Junior World Cup in South Africa.
Sadly a leg break in October marred the youngster's attempts to add to his first senior competitive appearance in the last match of the 2011/12 season against Cardiff, however he returned in time for the 2013 World Championships in France. He represented Edinburgh at under-16 level in 2009 and 2010, and was included in the extended Scotland under-17 squad that travelled to Valladolid in Spain, in 2010.
He continued with Scotland 7s in the 2015/16 season and proved a great additiion to the squad in being named as Player of the Season and finishing as the side's top try-scorer.
Farndale was recognised for his outstanding season it the dark blue of Scotland, and recieved a call-up to GB 7s, the wider training group for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Farndale has had 34 European Cups appearances scoring 5 tries and 25 points.
|2011 - present|
|2015 - present|