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Greig Laidlaw

Rugby

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Date of birth

12 October 1985

Sport

Rugby

Club

Clermont Auvergne

Discipline

Scrum half and Fly half

Biography

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. 

 

 

 

Achievements

2018
Barbarians
2017
British and Irish Lion
2017
Joined Clermont Rugby
2016
Scotland Captain & Gloucester Rugby Captain
2015
Scotland Captain for the Six Nations, World Cup Quarter-Finals, nominated for World Rugby Player of the Year Award
2014
Scotland Captain for Autumn Internationals
2013
Scotland Rugby Team Member
2012
Scotland Rugby Team Member
2011
Scotland Rugby Team Member
2010
1st cap for Scotland
2008
Scotland Sevens

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