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Who is Rory Sutherland: Ten Things You Should Know About Prop Scotland

Rory Sutherland completed an impressive comeback from a career-threatening injury to be selected to join the British and Irish national teams Lions 2021 A tour of South Africa.

He’s mostly known for his brilliant scrutiny, but here are ten other facts about bulk Edinburgh.

Ten things you should know about Rory Sutherland

1. He was born on 24 August 1992 in Melrose, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The city is the birthplace of the rugby sevens and hosts a major festival, Melrose Sevens, every April.

2. He attended school in Hawick and later played for the Scottish Premier League team in the city. Hawick is also the hometown of a fellow lion Stuart Hogg.

Rory Sutherland

Rory Sutherland and Stuart Hogg have strong ties to Howick (Getty Images)

3. Loose Head wasn’t always his favorite position – he played back row in amateur rugby before moving to the support team at Hawick.

4. Edinburgh signed Sutherland in 2014 from Gala in the Scottish Premier League and immediately got a shot at the team due to injuries to Alasdair Dickinson and Wikos Blau.

5. In 2017, he tore his adductor muscle to clean his pelvis while preparing for an Edinburgh match against Harlequins. The only option was to reconstruct the bilateral adductor muscle, which means he spent 13 months injured.

6. Sutherland spent three of those months in a wheelchair, unable even to leave the house.

Rory Sutherland

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7. He made his international debut in the last round of 2016 six countries against Ireland. Scotland lost 35-25 in Dublin, but finished fourth in that year’s tournament.

8. One of his main hobbies outside of rugby is fishing – he often goes with Edinburgh prostitute Dave Cherry.

9. Qualified electromechanical engineer.

10. He has a wife, Tammy, and two children, Mason and Hamish. The couple married in August 2020, after the wedding was postponed four occasions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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