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Greig Laidlaw

Rugby

Fact File

Date of birth

12 October 1985

Sport

Rugby

Club

Clermont Auvergne

Discipline

Scrum half and Fly half

Biography

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.

 

 

 

 

Achievements

2019
Scotland Captain 6 Nations, Challenge Cup Winner
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