Nick McLennan

Versatile back Nick McLennan signed a two-year with Edinburgh Rugby ahead of the 2014/15 season from New Zealand ITM Cup side, Hawke's Bay.

McLennan started his rugby development at Waitaki Boys’ High School and North Otago, before his induction into the Crusaders development squad in 2010.

Born in New Zealand, he qualifies for Scotland through his grandmother, Jean, from Balmoral, and his grandfather, Alexander McLennan, who was from Dunblane and served with the Gordon Highlanders.

He recieved his first call-up to the national stage through the abbreviated game, when Calum MacRae named McLennan in the squad to travel to Dubai and South Africa for the opening legs of the 2015/16 World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series. On day two of proceedings in CapeTown, he scored his first points in the Dark Blue jersey scoring against Wales in the Bowl competition semi-final. 

McLennan continued with Scotland 7s, competing in all ten World Series events in 2015/16, which included Scotland's first ever Cup win, in London. 

Equally adept at stand-off, centre and full-back, McLennan was Canterbury Colts player of the year in 2010 and, most recently, featured in the ITM Cup for Hawke’s Bay.

The Lincoln University graduate was a constant feature in the New Zealand Universities XV during his undergraduate years and, after a short spell at Russian club Krasny Yar, moved to the land of his ancestors, Scotland.

 

Stats

Caps
12
Tries
6
Starts - Conversions -
Replacements - Penalty goals -
Points
40
Drop goals -
Position: 
Half-back
D.O.B.: 23/06/88
Place of birth:
Oamaru
Height: 5ft 11in (1.80m)
Weight: 14st (89kg)
Twitter: @NickNjmacca