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Gavin Hastings



Gavin Hastings

DOB: 3rd Jan 1962

Birthplace: Edinburgh

Position: Fullback

Tertiary Education: Cambridge University

Honours: Scotland (61 caps) British Lions (6 caps)

Records: Most points in Rugby World Cup 227 pts

Average points per match RWC 1995: 26

Average points per match RWC 1991: 12.4

Average points per match RWC 1987: 16.25

Total Friendly match points: 222

Total Five Nations match points: 291

Matches as Captain: 20

Overall points total: 744

Gavin Hastings was a member of the squad that lead Scotland to a Grand Slam in 1990. He is the all-time record points scorer in the Scottish national rugby union team, with 667 points in test matches, the all-time record points scorers for the British and Irish Lions (in test matches). He also scored 17 tries for Scotland, to place him third on Scotland's all time list on his retirement. He has appeared 10 times for the Barbarians.

Gavin Hastings had excellent leadership qualities, and fellow-players looked up to him. Gavin Hastings amongst others like Andy Irvine are widely regarded as one of the best fullbacks Scotland has seen. Gavin emulated the perfectly balanced specimen of a rugby player with blistering pace for a big man, immense strength, ferocious defensive abilities, punishing kicker and great captain.


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