Back-row Matt Fagerson become the 1096th player to represent Scotland when he started the national team's 30-29 defeat to USA in Houston, Texas on the 2018 summer tour. He is Scotland's youngest ever number 8 to date (at 19y 335d).
He is the second Scotland forward to be capped as a teenager in 67 years (Jonny Gray the other in 2013). Matt is younger brother of Scotland internationalist Zander; they became the 48th brothers to play for Scotland and the 22nd pair to play together in that 2018 Test against USA. Previously, Fagerson represented Scotland under-20s in the 2017 World Rugby under-20s Championship in Georgia, helping the team finish fifth, and made his Glasgow Warriors debut in the 2016/17 pre-season fixture vs Canada ‘A’, scoring a try in the process. He has since gone on to feature heavily for Scotland, with last season’s 2021/22 campaign adding no fewer than 11 caps to his haul. A first international try came in the second Summer Test against Argentina in Salta.
Through the ranks…
Fagerson made his Warriors debut in the 2016/17 pre-season fixture vs Canada ‘A’, scoring a try in the process and was called into an extended Scotland squad for the August camp while still a BT Sport Academy player.
A physical back-rower, Matt has represented Scotland at U16 and U18 level and plays his club rugby for Glasgow Hawks. He was named in the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy Stage 3 Player list for the 2016/17 season.
Fagerson represented Scotland under-20s in the 2017 World Rugby under-20s Championship in Georgia, helping the team finish fifth.
Date of birth: 16/07/1998
Scotland Debut: 11/06/2018
Place of birth: Perth