Scottish-qualified speedster Freddie Owsley joined from the Bristol Bears Academy in May 2021.

The 6'4, 90.4kg wing/full-back – whose grandmother is from Govan – grew up in Bristol and trained with the south west arm of the Scottish Exiles out of Taunton while representing Bristol U18 as well as the academy talent identification set-up at Bristol City FC.

As a teenager his career progressed to Bristol A and included an invite to try out for Great Britain students, both of which he had to turn down as the demands of a blossoming athletics career took hold.

In a four-year spell away from rugby Owsley represented Great Britain U20 in the 200m, 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m and was crowned national 400m U20 Champion before earning a place in the British indoor and outdoor senior 200m final.

He arrived in the Scottish capital with a strong sporting heritage – his sister Lily was a gold medallist with Team GB (hockey) at the 2016 Rio Games while great grandfather Duncan McPherson played left back for Queens Park in the 1920s.

Date of birth: 06 January 1997

Height: 6'4

Place of birth: Bristol

Weight: 90.4kg


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