Matt Fagerson wins top award

Matt Fagerson wins top award

Matt Fagerson has won a prestigious award after making 18 appearances for the Warriors in his first season as a professional.

Fagerson, a product of the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy, has received the Sir Willie Purves quaich from Friends of Scottish Rugby as Young Scottish Player of the 2017/18 season.

The 19-year-old follows in the footsteps of the likes of Jonny Gray, Finn Russell and Mark Bennett in collecting the prize.

Fagerson, younger brother of Glasgow Warriors and Scotland tight-head Zander, has been named among the six uncapped players who will tour with Scotland to Canada, USA and Argentina this summer.

Speaking to, Matt Fagerson said: “It feels awesome to win this award.

“Guys like Jonny (Gray), Finn (Russell) and Mark (Bennett) have won it before and it’s a very prestigious award, so it’s a massive honour to recieve it.”

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

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

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