UWS sport graduate and international rugby player’s moments that made her

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Scotland international scrum-half, and University of the West of Scotland (UWS) graduate Mairi Mcdonald highlights some of the special moments that stand out in her rugby journey so far.

Sport Development graduate Mairi has been talking to Scottish Rugby about some of the highlights in her career so far since she first started playing rugby in second year at Hyndland Secondary School in Glasgow.

Mairi received her first call up in 2018, just prior to commencing her course at UWS, for the Scotland Women 7s team in Kazan. In January 2020, she joined the Scotland squad for their Test match against Spain and earned her first cap as a replacement, going on to graduate from UWS Lanarkshire campus later that year in the summer with a BSc (Hons) in Sport Development.

Now with 13 caps to her name Mairi has joined Premier 15s side Exeter Chiefs, from Hillhead Jordanhill, having won both the Tennent’s Premiership League and the Sarah Beaney Cup with the Glasgow side.

Mairi Mcdonald BSc (Hons) Sport Development 2020

Mairi was part of the winning team against Italy in the Women’s Six Nations competition and will line up on Saturday 29 April, in what is anticipated to be a record crowd, at their Super Saturday game with Ireland.

Find out more about the BSc (Hons) Sport Development degree at UWS.

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