An aggressive, relentless and intelligent performer, Grant is also a leader. In the absence of the injured Scott Forrest, he captained the Scotland sevens squad during the IRB’s 2008-2009 world circuit and subsequently contributed heavily to the team winning the Plate at the Edinburgh leg of the 2010 event.
Roddy started as open-side flanker in all five of Scotland’s matches in the IRB Under 19 World Championship in Dubai in April 2006. Later that year he made his international sevens debut for Scotland in the Dubai tournament which opened the IRB’s 2006-2007 series.
He played in six of the tournaments in that series. That season he also made his Scotland under-20 debut in the February 2007 match against England at Bath, and stayed in the team for the game against France in Bourg-en-Bresse.
In November 2008 he was the Scottish Thistles’ joint-top scorer with 45 points (nine tries) in the Singapore international sevens, and he went on to play in the Scotland squad in the 2008-2009 IRB tournaments in New Zealand, USA, Hong Kong, Adelaide, Twickenham and Murrayfield as well as the RWC Sevens in Dubai, where he scored four tries in helping Scotland to win the Plate competition.
Grant earned 12 caps for Scotland A and represented Edinburgh Rugby 138 times, captaining the side in 2010/11 before retiring in December 2015 with a knee injury.
He teamed up with the London Scottish coaching team for the remainder of the 2015/16 season, following his enforced retirement.
In May 2017 Edinburgh announced that Grant would take up the role of Asistant Forwards coach at the club, having been involved with the Scottish Rugby Academy.
January 2019 saw Grant join Ulster Rugby as Forwards Coach ahead of the 2019/20 season.
(LS January 30, 2019)
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