Zim-born rugby ace Davidson makes Scotland Under-20 debut

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Craig Davidson

Zimbabwe-born rugby starlet Craig Davidson appears on course to pursue his international rugby career with Scotland after being included in the European nation’s Under-20 squad last week.

Davidson was born in Harare, where he went to Hellenic Primary and represented the school in his early years.

He worked hard to attain both an academic and rugby bursary to attend the prestigious Hilton College in KZN, South Africa, where he played for the school’s first team on only a handful of occasions due to the Covid years.

Hilton College boasts of a proud record of success in rugby, having produced several Springbok rugby players and also lending its colours to the Sharks Rugby Union.

After completing his high school education, Davidson moved to Scotland, where he has been playing for the Edinburgh-based Wastonians FC.

The versatile forward played for the Edinburgh U20 team last month when his performance was noted and led to being selected for his Scotland Under-20 debut in an international friendly against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday.

Davidson will be hoping he did enough to impress the Scottish selectors as they were using the match as a development tool to look at a wider group of players ahead of the 2023 Under-20 Six Nations.

Davidson hails from a sporting family, where his father Wayne is the former Zimbabwe national triathlon coach while his mother Linda Warren is an ex-national and continental cycling champion.

Both of his sisters have represented Zimbabwe in triathlon while Skye continues to race for Zimbabwe in road cycling and Cameryn in water polo where she currently plays for the Exeter City Women’s League in the UK.

While his sporting lineage is clear, as the family’s youngest Craig has been making quite an impression in rugby which ultimately earned him a call-up to the Scotland Under-20 squad.

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