James Eddie is one of the most popular members of his club, the Glasgow Warriors, with teammates and supporters alike.
He was part of the Scotland 7s set-up for the 2011/12 HSBC Sevens World Series, following his short game debut in Dubai in 2009, but returned to the Warriors fold full-time in season 2012/13 on a two-year deal. He had further involvement in the 2013/14 IRB circuit in Hong Kong and Glasgow, before being named in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games squad.
As well as sevens, Eddie has represented Scotland at under-18, under-19, under-21 and A levels. The pinnacle of his international career coming as part of the Scotland A squad that won the Nations Cup in Bucharest in June 2009.
Eddie was voted under-18 Scottish player of the year in 2003, and being named young player of the year at the Glasgow Rugby Awards Dinner in April 2004 followed that honour. He followed that up with the William Purves Quaich as Outstanding Scottish Young Player of the Year in 2006.
Eddie played for Glasgow Hutchesons’ Aloysians before joining Glasgow as an apprentice in summer 2004. He was a member of the Glasgow Rugby Academy and the West of Scotland Institute of Sport before graduating to a full-time professional contract in the summer of 2006.
He made his senior Glasgow debut as a replacement in the 26-20 away win over Munster in February 2006.
Commonwealth Games stats: 1 cap (Glasgow 2014)
HSBC Sevens World Series stats: below