Gavin Hastings was the one of the last Scottish rugby superstars of the amateur era and one of the greatest players to have worn the jersey.
Gavin played his early rugby for Cambridge University, Watsonians and London Scottish and made his debut for Scotland in 1986, scoring all the points in an 18-17 victory over France at Murrayfield.
He represented Scotland in the first of three World Cups in 1987 and played a major role in the legendary Grand Slam success of 1990. A strong-running full-back with a long kicking game, he captained the British & Irish Lions on the 1993 tour of New Zealand and won six Lions caps.
In a remarkable career he played 61 times for Scotland, scoring 676 points, and captained the national side on 20 occasions. In 1995, Hastings scored a memorable try against France to seal the first Scottish win in Paris for 26 years.
Elder brother of Scott, another Scottish rugby legend, Gavin also made 10 appearances for the Barbarians and enjoyed a stint in American football as placekicker for the Scottish Claymores in 1996.
He was awarded an OBE for services to rugby union in 1993 and inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2013. His son, Adam, progressed through the representative ranks and won his first senior Scotland cap in 2018.
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