Henry Pyrgos
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Henry Pyrgos
Henry Pyrgos
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Pyrgos in 2017
Birth nameHenry Benjamin Pyrgos
Date of birth (1989-07-09) 9 July 1989 (age 29)
Place of birthDorchester, Dorset, England
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb; 176 lb)
SchoolBryanston School
UniversityLoughborough University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-Half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017- Stirling County
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010-2018
2018-

147
1
(114)
(0)
Correct as of 1 September 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009
2010-12
2012-
Scotland U20
Scotland A
Scotland
10

28
(5)

(29)
Correct as of 24 March 2018

Henry Benjamin Pyrgos (born 9 July 1989) is a Scotland international rugby union player who's regular playing position is scrum-half. He currently plays for Edinburgh Rugby of the Pro14.[1] He previously played for Glasgow Warriors, where he won 147 caps, captained the side, and won the Pro12 in 2014-15.[2]

Rugby Union career

Amateur career

Pyrgos has been drafted to Stirling County in the Scottish Premiership for the 2017-18 season.[3]

Professional career

Pyrgos played for Glasgow Warriors in the Pro14. He won the Pro12 title with the club in 2014-15. He was made co-captain of the side (with Jonny Gray) for the season 2016-17. The co-captaincy was scrapped by new Head Coach Dave Rennie for the 2017-18 season though the scrum-half remained in the Warriors' leadership group. He played 147 matches for the Warriors before leaving the club at the end of season.[4]

In July 2018 it was confirmed that Pyrgos would be moving to rival team Edinburgh Rugby for the prospect of more frequent game time.[5]

International career

He has represented both Scotland Under 20 and Scotland A.[6][7]

On 24 October 2012 he was named in the full Scottish national team for the 2012 end-of-year rugby union tests.[8]

On 6 November 2012, Pyrgos was announced as a substitute for the Scotland versus New Zealand match, the first of the end-of-year test series, and made his debut around a week later when he was brought on in the final five minutes of the match.[9] The final score was 22-51.

His second cap appearance on 17 November was against South Africa at Murrayfield when he scored his first international try, however Scotland lost with a final score of 10-21. His third cap appearance was against Tonga on 24 November where he made the starting line up. This game was played in Pittodrie in Aberdeen and Scotland lost 15-21.

References

  1. ^ "Henry Pyrgos Glasgow Warriors profile". Archived from the original on 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Henry Pyrgos signs for Edinburgh - Glasgow Warriors". www.glasgowwarriors.org.
  3. ^ "Pro-player draft".
  4. ^ "Henry Pyrgos".
  5. ^ "Henry Pyrgos signs for Edinburgh". Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Henry Pyrgos Scotland squad profile". Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ "Henry Pyrgos IRB JWC 2009 profile". Archived from the original on 2014-11-08. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ "Seven rookies in Scotland squad". Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ "Scotland squad announced for New Zealand match". Retrieved 2012.

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