Date of birth12 October 1985
DisciplineScrum half and Fly half
Grieg Laidlaw holds the record for the most caps as captain of the Scottish national team, 39 times in his career to date. He is also Scotland's 2nd highest top points scorer of all time with 714.
Greg made his Scotland team debut against New Zealand in 2010 and following a series of incredible displays in 2015, where he delivered his usual metronomic kicking accuracy and showcased some excellent Rugby World Cup performances, he was nominated for World Rugby Player of the Year, only the second Scot to date to achieve such an accolade.
In 2017, Greig was called up to the Lions squad to tour New Zealand after recovering from an ankle injury that derailed his 2017 6 Nations campaign. He went on to become a standout player in the 2018 6 Nations championship, scoring 22 points in the home win over France and featuring heavily against England in the Calcutta Cup triumph two weeks later.
2019 saw Greig and his club ASM Clermont Auvergne win the European Challenge Cup Final against La Rochelle, scoring 18 points, converting 7 from 7 kicks!
Greig was named as Vice-Captain for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, playing three times and passing 100 tournament points in Scotland’s final match against the hosts.
Vern Cotter once described Greig as ‘an assistant coach on the pitch’. His exceptional tactical decision making and his understanding of how and why a team performs is constantly referenced by his fellow players. Grieg is also extremely honest and reflective off field and he captivates the audience just as much in a corporate environment as he does on the pitch.