Magnus Bradbury wins top award
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.