John Barclay is a former Scotland International Rugby Captain.
He led Scotland to wins over England and France in the 2018 Six Nations tournament before signing for Edinburgh for the 2018/19 season.
Born in Hong Kong, Barclay attended Dollar Academy where he captained the school’s 1st XV to victory against the High School of Dundee in the Scottish Schools Cup final at Murrayfield in 2004.
He joined the Glasgow Warriors in 2004 aged 17.
As a young international, he played in the 2005 IRB Under 19 World Championship. John played in all five of Scotland’s matches in Durban, South Africa, captaining the team in the opening game against England.
His under-21 international debut was in Falkirk against France in February 2006.
John later made his Scotland A international debut against New Zealand in the 2007 World Cup – the day before his 21st birthday.
Barclay joined Llanelli Scarlets at the start of the 2013/14 season, quickly becoming a fan favourite.
He helped the Welsh side to a Guinness PRO12 Championship, defeating Munster 46-22.
After 5 years in Wales, in 2017 John Barclay returned to Scotland on a two-year contract with Edinburgh.