Mag­nus Brad­bury wins top award

The Oban Times - - Sport -

MAG­NUS Brad­bury from Oban was pre­sented with the Sir Wil­liam Purves quaich by the donor him­self.

This quaich is awarded an­nu­ally by the Friends of Scot­tish Rugby to the ‘ young player most likely to make it into the na­tional team’. Mag­nus trav­elled to the Cale­do­nia Club in Bel­gravia, Lon­don, for the event. A for­mer pupil of Oban High School, Mag­nus se­cured a schol­ar­ship to study at Mer­chis­ton Cas­tle School, dur­ing which time he made his Scot­land un­der-18 in­ter­na­tional de­but, com­ing off the bench against Eng­land in March 2013 and mak­ing the start­ing XV in the vic­to­ries over Ire­land and Wales. He rep­re­sented Glas­gow at un­der-16 and un­der-17 lev­els, Ed­in­burgh at un­der-18 and Scot­land at un­der-17 and un­der-18.

His in­ter­na­tional un­der-20 de­but came against the Ir­ish in Athlone, in Jan­uary 2014 and he scored his first try against Ar­gentina in the fi­nal play- off game in the 2014 Ju­nior World Cham­pi­onship in Auckland.

He took on cap­taincy du­ties for the 2015 Six Na­tions Cham­pi­onship, lead­ing Scot­land to a 17-10 de­feat of Ire­land in the fi­nal game of series.

Mag­nus was se­lected for his sec­ond World Rugby Un­der-20 Cham­pi­onship (for­merly the Ju­nior World Cham­pi­onship), in 2015, and started in four of the five ties.

Mag­nus ac­tu­ally made his full de­but for Scot­land at Mur­ray­field against Ar­gentina in Novem­ber.

Mag­nus is pic­tured with Sr Wil­liam Purves.

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