Scott Hastings

Scott Hastings

Scott Hastings is Scotland’s most capped centre three quarter with 65 caps. He played in 51 Internationals with his brother Gavin and they are the only brothers to have played together in a British Lions Test match. A former captain and full-back with Scottish Schools, out of George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, he was first capped for Scotland a month after his 21st birthday in January 1986 against France.

Ever present in the Scotland team he captained the Barbarians against the 1993 All Blacks and has Captained Scotland at 7 a-side rugby. He played in ten of Scotland’s fourteen World Cup games in 1987, 1991, 1995 and joined ITV’s commentary team for the Rugby World Cups.

In 1989 Scott played in 9 of the 11 games with the British and Irish Lions on their winning tour of Australia, including the final two test matches. He also toured with the Lions in 1993 on the tour to New Zealand but returned to the UK after 5 weeks having sustained a facial injury one week before the first test match.

Scott was a full time rugby player with the Scottish Rugby Union and Edinburgh Reivers for two years before retiring from professional rugby in January 1999. He retired from playing with Watsonians after 19 seasons and 227 games for the First XV in April 2002 but still retains a role on the commercial and sponsorship side.

For three years Scott was the main match commentator on Scottish Television’s Rugby Roundup programme and covered his first International match between Scotland and the Barbarians in May 2001 for Channel 5.

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