Fraser Dingwall played a key part in helping England win the U18 international series in South Africa in August 2017, playing in victories against France and South Africa schools.
After captaining Scotland U16 at the Wellington international Festival, Fraser Dingwall won a cap for the U18 team against Wales in 2016 before switching his allegiance to England.
Ironically, he has already played twice against Scotland in 2017 – in the 43-12 victory at Preston Grasshoppers and the 45-24 win at Ystrad Mynach. Cambridge born, he studied for A-levels in maths, chemistry and biology and was not only head of school at Bedford, but also the first XV captain.
He has been with Northampton Saints since the age of 14 and is captain of the junior academy there this year. Fraser, the son of former London Scottish and Cambridge player Gordon, was previously with Cambridge RFC for seven years and has also appreciated the guidance of Barry Burgess, the head of rugby at Bedford and Simon Sinclair at the Saints.
Fraser said: “My parents influenced my rugby from an early age. Along with my brother Euan, I used to watch dad play.”
His best rugby-playing friends are fellow England U18 squad members Fraser Strachan and Cameron Redpath, who both represented Scotland at that level. His favourite players are Dan Carter and Jason Robinson and as well as also being involved in football and darts, he supports Newcastle United.
He is always listening to music of all genres and enjoys challenging a fair few people with his widespread knowledge on the subject. “I do enjoy a curry and used to play a lot of FIFA and Call of Duty on my computer. My proudest moment so far was receiving my England U18 cap.”
2017 S (R), C, I(R), S; SA Tour: F, SA
Last updated: 17 January 2018