Sean Kennedy rugby player
Sean Kennedy rugby player

Sean Kennedy

24th Apr 1991 1.73m/80kg Scrum Half

A product of Lornshill Academy and Stirling County, Kennedy featured for Scotland at U18 and U20 level, before receiving representative honours for the national A and 7s sides.

Kennedy's success in Glasgow paved the way for his inclusion in Scotland’s pre 2013 RBS 6 Nations training camp before excelling in his first senior representative match for Scotland A in the win over England Saxons at Kingston Park.

He continued to impress on his return to Edinburgh, keeping opposition defences honest with sharp service and a keen eye for a breakaway. Like his cousin of fellow Edinburgh Rugby player, Grant Gilchrist, the former Lornshill Academy pupil took his first steps in rugby with Alloa and Stirling County rugby clubs, lifting the 2009 National under-18 Youth Cup with the Burnbrae club.

He went on to represent Scotland at every age-grade from under-17 to under-20, featuring in all five 2010 IRB Junior World Championship matches before his progression to the senior ranks.

In May 2017, Edinburgh have announced that Sean Kennedy has re-signed on a two-year deal, which will see him remain at the club until at least May 2019.

Kennedy joined the club’s Academy in 2012, before earning a full professional contract in 2013 after a successful loan spell with Glasgow.

He recently surpassed a half-century of Edinburgh caps, and has donned the black and red on 55 occasions to date.

In May 2017, the Edinburgh scrum-half, Kennedy, was added to the national team squad as a replacement for Hidalgo-Clyne.

It was the second time the he has been called into national team camp, following his inclusion in the squad ahead of the 2013 RBS 6 Nations before earning senior representative honours for Scotland A in the win over England Saxons at Kingston Park.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Kennedy has had 15 European Cups appearances scoring 2 tries and 10 points.

In April 2019, Kennedy was among seven departing Edinburgh Rugby.

(LS April 9, 2019)


Career

Deh1iTfWsAAYGy0 Edinburgh Rugby
Scrum Half
2012 - present
scotland Scotland 7's
Scrum Half
2017 - present
warriors logo Glasgow Warriors
Scrum Half
2012 - 2013
Scotland A
Scrum Half
2013 - 2014
london-irish London Irish
Scrum Half
2014 - 2017
scotland Scotland
Scrum Half
2017 - 2017