Meet the players: Edinburgh Men’s Varsity Squad 2019

Some have even kindly provided their Instagrams


The Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Rugby Matches are back with a bang at Murrayfield this Saturday 21st September. Ancient rivals Edinburgh and St Andrews will see their teams battling it out in front of thousands of fans in hope of winning the ultimate victory: feeling like a big dog at the Atik afterparty.

After a succession of victories over the past few years, and armed with such talent, passion and drive, the Edinburgh squad should have little to worry about when stepping onto the pitch on Saturday. Scroll on to meet the players.

Stewart Hodgen, 20, 4th year

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@stewarthodgen

Degree: Maths and Statistics

Position: Prop

Number: 1

Bio: "Saturdays are for the boys and this Saturday is for the ‘burgh boys far far away."

James Boyle, 21, 4th year

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Degree: Business Management

Position: Hooker

Number: 2

Bio: "No genuinely, I’m not your typical rugby boy."

Max Young, 22, 4th year

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Degree: Philosophy

Position: Prop

Number: 3

Bio: "I’m just here for the after party."

James Nelson, 20, 3rd year

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@james_nelson1

Degree: Medicine

Position: 2nd Row

Number: 4

Bio: "I really hope this makes me some friends."

Zak Redgrave, 21, 4th year

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@zakredgrave

Degree: Chemistry

Position: 2nd Row

Number: 5

Bio: "Terrible bloke, worse rugby player."

Tom Robertson, 21, 4th year

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@tomrobertson3

Degree: French and Spanish

Position: Flanker

Number: 6

Bio: "Not thick thighs but very good eyes."

Nick Baines, 19, 1st year

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@nick.baines

Degree: Economics

Position: Flanker

Number: 7

Bio: "Starting varsity in my 1st year, good evening ladies."

Matt Crowther, 20, 3rd year

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@mattt_crowther

Degree: Medicine

Number: 8

Bio: "Volunteers needed for a Reproductive Biology dissertation apply via DM."

James Small-Edwards, 22, 3rd year

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@biggyy__smalls

Degree: Philosophy and Politics

Position: Scrum Half

Number: 9

Bio: "Live, Love, Laugh."

George Wallington, 21, 3rd year

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@georgewallington

Degree: Sports Science

Position: Fly Half

Number: 10

Bio: "Just a humble farm boy from Dorset living the dream."

Harry Hitchens, 21, 3rd year

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@hitchensharry

Degree: Chemical Engineering

Position: Winger

Number: 11

Bio: "Experienced varsity try scorer."

Adam Causer, 20, 3rd year

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@adamcauser

Degree: Ancient History

Position: Centre

Number: 12

Bio: "Have you ladies met my mate Harry Smith? You’ll love him. He’s an eligible bachelor to be reached on 07540001969."

Suwi Chibale, 25, Masters student

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@suwichibale

Degree: Management

Position: Centre

Number: 13

Bio: "From Cape Town to ATIK."

Arthur Friend, 21, 4th year

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@arthur.friend

Subject: Economics

Position: Winger

Number: 14

Bio: "Born in Devon, made in the EURFC."

Henry Weir, 21, 3rd year

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@h__weir

Degree: Economics

Position: Full Back

Number: 15

Bio: "Do the mahi get the treats."

Will Cooke, 20, 3rd year

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@willcooke6

Degree: Business and Geography

Position: Bench

Number: 16

Bio: "Not so slim shady."

Nicholas Brimacombe, 20, 2nd year

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@nicholas_brim

Degree: Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Position: Bench

Number: 17

Bio: "Scores tries, eats pies."

Tommy Fawcett, 19, 1st year

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@tommy_fawcett10

Degree: Medicine

Position: Bench

Number: 18

Bio: "One Silly 1st year studying rugby and playing medicine."

George Ignaski, 20, 2nd year

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Degree: Philosophy and English

Position: Bench

Number: 19

Bio: "Better bum than Beyoncé."

Archie Dunnill, 20, 3rd year

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@archie_dunnill

Subject: Sports Management

Position: Bench

Number: 20

Bio: "Cash me on da bench how bout dat."

Harry Wells, 20, 3rd year

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Degree: History

Position: Bench

Number: 21

Bio: "Stopped believing in God when I realised it was just dog spelled backwards."

Angus Bell, 20, 3rd year

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@angusbell21

Degree: Psychology

Position: Bench

Number: 22

Bio: "Ask me about my scars"

And that's it! Your Edinburgh team for Varsity 2019. What an experience that was. Congratulations to anyone who powered through the montage of narcissism in order to read it all the way to the end.

Tickets for Varsity are still on sale and you can purchase them via this link.