Adam Ashe was born in Scotland and has been a mainstay of Scottish rugby for much of the past decade.
The no. 8 attended Alva Academy and it was with Ayr in the Scottish Premiership where he found his first senior opportunity.
His potential was quickly noticed by Glasgow and he was signed as a development player with the Warriors in 2011. He debuted for Glasgow in 2012 and also found international opportunities with the Scotland 7s during the 2011-12 series as a teenager. A year later, he was picked for the Scotland U20s, picked in all the team’s Six Nations matches and a further five World Rugby U20s matches.
Ashe was recognised as one of Scotland’s top prospects when he was awarded the John McPhail Scholarship in 2014 and given the chance to train in New Zealand with Canterbury for 15 weeks. However, midway through that period, he was given the opportunity to join Vern Cotter’s Scotland Test side. He debuted against South Africa in that year’s June Series, starting at no. 8 and playing the full match. Ashe has won six Test caps overall, most recently against Italy in 2015.
Injuries have at times hampered Ashe’s progress but he had featured in 34 matches for the Warriors before departing at the end of the interrupted 19-20 Pro14 season. Ashe showed his class for the Giltinis in 2021 with his all-round skills as a powerful runner, linkman and lineout option before a ruptured bicep ended his season early. A frontline asset for 2022 when fit.