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Darcy Graham

Darcy Graham

Sport
Rugby
Team
Edinburgh
Position
Full Back / Wing
Date of Birth
21/06/97
Place of Birth
Hawick
Height
1.76m
Weight
84kg

Achievements to Date

Edinburgh Rugby wing/full-back, Darcy Graham, won the U18 National Youth League Bowl with his junior club Hawick Wanderers, after finishing as a runner-up in the Cup competition at under-16 level with Hawick Albion, a year previous.

Darcy was included in a Scotland under-17 training squad and made a try-scoring debut at under-18 in the game against England under-18 at Kingston Park, Newcastle, in March 2015.

Aged only 17, Darcy played for Hawick in the BT Cup final at BT Murrayfield, before enjoying success with the Greens in their hometown sevens and on the Kings of the Sevens circuit.

Following impressive performances for Scotland under-18 and Hawick, Darcy was selected as a BT Sport Scottish Rugby Stage player, based in the Borders.

John Dalziel named Darcy in his Scotland U20 squad for the 2016 Six Nations, where he would make his debut for the senior age-grade side in the 24-6 defeat of England in the Championship opener.

A talented athlete, he won the Borders Athletic Youth Championships in 2011, and used his sprinting prowess to contribute toward’ s Hawick Wanderers success in the abbreviated game, as they won the junior Kings of the Sevens in 2014.

Appearances

Scotland under 18’s Fira Championship in France.

Scotland under 20’s. 2 x 6 Nations Appearances and 2 world cups against Manchester and Georgia.

Scotland 7’s at Hong Kong and Singapore.

Facts

Darcy is the nephew of 24 times capped Lock Scott Macleod (Scotland).

At one-month old Darcy was taken to watch his Dad battle against the ITV Gladiators.

Darcy trained as a landscape gardener for 2 years and a 1 year joinery apprentice at Borders College before pushing on his rugby career and dedicating his time to his passion.

His rugby idol is Shane Williams, a Welsh wing.

He has two dogs, a German Shepherd called Nala and an 8-week-old Cockapoo called Bonny.

His favourite movie is Rob Reiner’s film Stand by Me (1986) made 11 years before he was born.

Interests

Darcy is a family man and is found mostly at home with his parents, sister and two younger brothers.  His other passions are horse-riding and vaulting.  Both of which he has taken to an amateur level.

Blogs

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Hong Kong 7’s 2018
5th April 2018

Exciting news as Darcy makes his way to the Commonwealth Games next month.  Currently in Hong Kong the excitement levels are heating up.  Darcy is highly regarded by Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend and with his previous Scotland Sevens experience behind him, Darcy makes up…

Downtime
26th January 2018

A weekend in Paris, playing at Stade Francais, Edinburgh’s unbeaten run in the Pool stages of the European Challenge Cup came to an end as they went down by three tries to two against a strong side.  Despite playing a hard game pushing against a good team…

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The Beginning to Winning
14th December 2017

What a great visit we had from our Bright Spark Darcy Graham this afternoon.  Back from possibly the most exciting few weeks of his life, its Darcy’s down to earth, humble attitude that makes you genuinely want this lad to go as far as he…

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