Date of birth12 October 1985
DisciplineScrum half and Fly half
Greig Laidlaw holds the record for most caps as captain of the Scottish national team, having captained them over 30 times in his career to date.
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.