Cummings wins top award

Cummings wins top award

Glasgow Warriors second-rower Scott Cummings has been named as the 2021 recipient of the Sir Willie Purves Quaich, one of the most prestigious prizes handed out in Scottish rugby circles.

Presented by Friends of Scottish Rugby, the award recognises the outstanding Young Scottish Player of the 2020/21 season.

The 24-year-old enjoyed a remarkable run of form in a Scotland jersey, making 20 consecutive appearances for Gregor Townsend’s side since making his debut in the summer of 2019.

Only a hand injury sustained against Ireland in this year’s Guinness Six Nations put an end to that run, following a campaign that saw Cummings impress fans and pundits alike with his dynamism around the field.

A former Scotland U20 captain, he has made 78 appearances in a Glasgow jersey to date, most recently in the 15-12 victory over Leinster at Scotstoun in the final match of the 2021 Guinness Rainbow Cup.

Cummings was unable to accept the award in person, with Friends of Scottish Rugby presenting their 2020/21 prizes at their annual general meeting in London last night with Scottish Rugby patron HRH The Princess Royal in attendance.

He becomes the 15th Warrior to receive the award, with Matt Fagerson the most recent Glasgow winner back in 2018.

Friends of Scottish Rugby - Young Scottish Player of the Season - Roll of Honour

(bold indicates players to have represented Glasgow Warriors)

2000 - Donnie MacFadyen
2001 - Andrew Wilson
2002 - Allister Hogg
2003 - Chris Cusiter
2004 - Mark McMillan
2005 - Stuart Corsar
2006 - James Eddie

2007 - Moray Low
2008 - Sean Crombie
2009 - Richie Gray
2010 - Alex Blair
2011 - Duncan Weir
2012 - David Denton
2013 - Sean Kennedy
2014 - Jonny Gray
2015 - Finn Russell
2016 - Mark Bennett
2017 - Magnus Bradbury
2018 - Matt Fagerson
2019 - Darcy Graham
2020 - Jamie Ritchie
2021 - Scott Cummings

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