Date of birth12 October 1985
DisciplineScrum half and Fly half
Greig Laidlaw has made the most appearances as Scotland Captain, equalling the record on the same day he marked a half century of appearances for his country - a feat he surpassed in the last game of the 2016 Six Nations championship.
He currently plays as a scrum-half and as a fly-half for Clermont Auvergne.
Laidlaw is also third on Scotland's all-time points list and in 2015 earned international recognition with nomination for World Rugby's Player of the Year award.
The captain and scrum-half's place in the Scotland side has long been cemented and while injury in the second round of the 2017 Six Nations ended his campaign prematurely, he recovered in time to earn selection for the Lions and their tour of New Zealeand that year.
Laidlaw returned to the Scotland side at the 2018 6 Nations, coming off the bench in the team's opening match and going on to start in the 4 remaining tests at scrum-half, including Scotland's first win over England in a decade.
A coach on the pitch, his tactical decision making is exceptional as is his understanding of how and why a team performs.