Ross Rennie

Ross Michael Rennie was named RBS 6 Nations Man of the Match in Scotland's 17-23 defeat to France at Murrayfield in February 2012.   Ross made his first start for Scotland in the 2011 EMC Test win against Ireland at Murrayfield.  

He had returned to international rugby in the autumn of 2010 more than two years after he made his Scotland debut as a replacement in the RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Ireland at Croke Park in February 2008. His first cap was only three weeks after he scored a try in his first Scotland A match in the 37-15 win against Italy A at Mogliano, near Venice.

That quick promotion was reward for outstanding performances for Edinburgh earlier in the season in the Heineken Cup and Magners League. His second start for Scotland came in the 15-6 victory over Georgia in the Rugby World Cup in September 2011.

While an apprentice, Ross started at open side in Edinburgh’s first five matches of the 2006-2007 season. He was then rewarded with a full-time contract, and midway through 2007-2008 he was well established as Edinburgh’s regular at open side. Two months after his international debut his Edinburgh contract was extended by two years,

Scotland selection

His Edinburgh performances earned him selection in Scotland’s December and January training squads in preparation for the 2008 RBS 6 Nations Championship. Ross made his international seven-a-side debut at the IRB Emirates Airline London tournament in June 2005. On day two of the tournament he scored his first try in the 40-7 cup quarter-final loss to England. He went on to earn his second sevens cap a week later at the IRB GMF Paris Sevens.

In 2005-2006 he has played in six tournaments in the IRB world sevens series as well as the Commonwealth Games sevens, and the following season he added to his sevens honours by playing in the Hong Kong and Adelaide (Australia) events. Ross made a try-scoring debut for Scotland under-21 in the IRB world championship match against Australia in Vichy, France, in June 2006. A year earlier he had played in the IRB Under 19 World Championship in Durban, South Africa, where he added to earlier Scotland under-19 internationals appearances that season against Italy, England, and France. In December 2004 he was a member of the Scotland Sevens squad for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bendigo, Australia, where they took the silver medal from the plate competition. In 15-a-side rugby Ross helped Stewart’s Melville FP to win promotion in 2005 to BT Premiership Division One in what was his first season with the club. As well as age grades and sevens, Ross has represented his country at under-18 level and also Edinburgh in that age-group.

Stats

Caps
20
Tries -
Starts
11
Conversions -
Replacements
9
Penalty goals -
Points - Drop goals -

Appearances

Caps 20
2012 E W F I It A Fj Sam NZ
2011 F(r) W(r) I2, It2(r) RWC[R(r) G E (r)
2010 NZ(rep) SA (rep) Sam (rep)
2008 I(rep)
Position: 
Flanker

Club

D.O.B.: 29/03/86
Place of birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Height: 6ft 1in
Weight: 97kg