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Welcome to the official rugby CV of Scottish born rugby union player Sam Thomson.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thomson was raised in Glasgow where he attended Kelvinside Academy. He represented Glasgow District at U15, U16 and U17 age grades.
After school the dynamic forward moved south to England where he attended the University of Worcester. He played with Lydney RFC while attending University, utilising the training link that the university had with Worcester Warriors. He was also selected for the Scottish Exiles U18s while based in England.
In 2015, Thomson moved to New Zealand for six months where he played for Southbridge Rugby Club in the Canterbury region. Thomson then made the move to France when he signed for Pergignan academy, playing for the French side in the Espoir competition.
In 2016, Thomson joined the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy assigned to Glasgow Warriors for the 2016-1017 season. He played for Glasgow Hawks RFC in the Scottish Premiership when not on duty for the Warriors. Thomson made his Warriors debut against Canada A in the 2016 pre-season match and his Pro12 debut for the club against Ulster in September 2016.
Following a season ending injury while at Glasgow thomson made the decision to head down under, heading to Sydney and joining the Warringah Rats. Thomson was a key part of the club’s Shute Shield premiership-winning team of 2017. That same year he played in the NRC for the Greater Sydney Rams.
While in Sydney Thomson also played for NRC side the NSW Country Eagles and was an integral part of the Warringah Rats Shute Shield side, where he was statistically the best lineout forward in defence and attack in the competition, leading the individual charts in lineout wins and steals for the 2018 and 2019 season.
In 2019, following three successful seasons in Australia with Warringah Rugby Club, the second-rower made the move back to Scotland when he signed a professional contract for Edinburgh Rugby. He played 8 games for the Scottish side in both the PRO14 and the European Cup, including 3 starts. They were at the top of the conference and made it to the playoffs for the European Cup.
DATE OF BIRTH: 23 January 1994
POSITION: Second Row / Back Row
HEIGHT: 198 cm
WEIGHT: 114 kg
Super Rugby Pre-season training squad
NSW Country Eagles
Greater Sydney Rams
Shute Shield winners
Glasgow Hawks RFC
Scottish Rugby Premiership
BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy Stage 3 player
Southbridge Rugby Club
Division 1, New Zealand
South West Premier Competition