Jonny Gray rugby player
Jonny Gray rugby player

Jonny Gray

14th Mar 1994 1.98m/119kg No 5 Lock

Gray joined the Warriors in the summer of 2012 on the back of standout displays for Hamilton and Scotland under-20.

The younger brother of former Glasgow favourite Richie Gray, Jonny spent a period of time before his arrival at the Warriors training and playing in New Zealand, having been named as one of the recipients of the 2012 John Macphail Scholarship.

He was called up to the Scotland U20 set-up at the age of 17 in 2012 and was made captain when he returned to the national age-grade squad in 2013 for the RBS 6 Nations. He will have an opportunity to extend it as he has been named in the Scottish squad for the upcoming Six Nations in 2016. After the 2015 RWC, Glasgow announced that Gray will stay with them until May 2018 on a new contract.

Gray has won 38 caps for Scotland to date and has become a mainstay in the side. The second row's consistent excellence for club and country has him widely tipped to be part of the British and Irish Lions party to tour New Zealand next year. The Glasgow Warriors co-captain was a force in the engine room as Scotland recently fell to an agonising 23-22 defeat to Australia - leading the team with 24 tackles and 13 ball carries.

A member of the national team's leadership group, Gray led the side to a win over Argentina 19-16 at Murrayfield before receiving a call up to the Scotland squad for the 2017 Six Nations tournament.

In May 2017, after unfortunately missing out on the B&I Lions Tour - Gray was included in Gregor Townsend's first Scotland squad for the three-Test tour.

The youngster went on to score in the games against New Zealand and Australia.

In December 2017, he signed a new two-year contract with the Glasgow Warriors before receiving another call-up for the 2018 Six Nations.

Gray featured in all but one Scotland's 2019 Six Nations matches before producing a recording breaking performance against Leinster where he made 43 tackles.

He was included in Scotland's extended squad ahead of the World Cup.

JW May 19

Career

glasgow-warriors Glasgow Warriors
No 5 Lock
scotland Scotland
No 5 Lock
2013 - present