Date of birth3 December 1997
Former Royal High School and Currie Chieftans scrum-half Charlie Shiel is one of #teamredsky’s exciting young rugby players. After spending time in the BT Sport Academy set up, Charlie signed his first professional contract with Edinburgh Rugby in March 2018, making his Edinburgh debut from the bench against Southern Kings in January 2019. His performance against Glasgow Warriors in the final 1872 Cup fixture of the 2018/19 season showcased his impressive playmaking abilities.
Prior to stepping up to first team duties, Charlie represented Edinburgh at under-16, under-17 and under-18 level. He made his first appearance for Scotland under-18 as a second-half substitution in the age-grade’s tie against England, at Kingston Park, in March 2015. After showing his talents at scrum-half Charlie was included in John Dalziel's Scotland under-20 squad for the 2016 Six Nations, and made his first appearance off the bench in the 24-6 defeat of England at Broadwood Stadium.
Charlie was brought in to the Scotland 7s team for the final HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament of the season in Paris in June 2018. He was also part of the Scotland 7’s squad to play in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Tournament in Las Vegas in February 2019.
Charlie is the son of Graham Shiel, former Scotland centre and current skills coach and analyst for Scotland 7s, and grandson of former Scotland and British & Irish Lions cap, Douglas Morgan.