When did you start playing?

I started mini rugby at North Berwick when I was about five. I played for North Berwick High School 1st XV when I was only a fourth year. Duncan Harrison, the coach at Fettes College, helped me get a scholarship there.

What other sports have you played?   

My mum, Joanna Spinks, was around fourth in the world at judo when she was 17 and I did judo until I was about ten. In my first summer at Fettes I did athletics and got bronze in the discus at the National Schools Championship.

You have just finished a year at London Scottish? 

I wasn’t offered anything by Edinburgh or Glasgow when I left school but Simon Amor signed me. I learned a lot and have now joined Glasgow, which is a great opportunity for me.

Have you enjoyed captaining Scotland U20?  

I targeted the captaincy for the Six Nations and held onto it for the Junior World Cup. It is something I enjoy and take a lot of pride in.

RW verdict: This 20-year-old lock/back-row has impressed the Warriors and is a natural leader.

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