George Horne

Scrum-half George Horne became the 1097th player to represent Scotland, when he started the national team's 30-29 defeat to USA in Houston Texas on the 2018 summer tour.

While a high-tackle - that resulted in a penalty-try - denied Horne of a try on his debut, he attoned a week later with two tries against Argentina in Resistencia, in Scotland's 44-15 win.

The brace took the young scrum-halves' try total to an impressive 12 in 22 in all competitions for club and country, in a season that also included representing Scotland 7s in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

George is younger brother of Scotland internationalist Pete. They becaome the 49th brothers to play for Scotland and the 23nd pair to play together in the same Test match. Together with brothers Matt and Zander Fagerson (who also started against USA) they are be the most recent recent pair of brothers to start at Test for Scotland since the Bullochs and Leslies in 2001.

In fact, it was be only the eighth time in close to 700 Scotland Tests when two sets of brothers have been on the field at the same time, with Fagergsons and Hornes joining the Evans and Lamont brothers (2010), Bulloch and Leslie brothers (2001), Milne and Hastings brothers (1990), and the Neilson and Orr brothers, who did so four times (1891-1892).

Through the ranks

A product of Howe of Fife club, has Scotland representative honours at U17, U19 and U20, and has also represented his region, Caledonia, at all age-grade levels.

Having impressed in his debut season at Glasgow Warriors, Horne signed his first professional contract with the club in 2017.

He played a significant role in Scotland U20's memorable 36-34 defeat of their Welsh counterparts in the 2015 Six Nations Championship, kicking eight goals from eight attempts - five penalties and three conversions.

The following game, Horne scored the opening try in the age-grade side's impressive 45-0 win over Italy, at Netherdale. 

Horne was selected for the World Rugby U20 Championship and appeared in all five games, starting against in the pool stages game against Ireland. 

A former pupil of Bell Baxter HS and Strathallan School, George is currently studying for a BEd in Physical Education at Edinburgh University.

The former Glasgow Hawks stand-off come scrum-half, formerly of Currie, appeared twice for Scotland U20 in the 2014 Six Nations Championship, making replacement appearances against Italy and Wales.

George is brother of Scotland and Glasgow Warriors centre, Peter, and is son of Howe of Fife 1XV coach, Garry. His mum, Hazel, is a tennis coach, another sport in which George has credentials, representing the North of Scotland at national championships. 

He made his Scotland U20 debut off the bench in the defeat away to Italy, in February 2014.

Horne was also a key member of the Scotland 7s squad that took victory at Twickenham in the final leg of the 2016/17 World Sevens Series, having also been named in the Dream Team for the event in Paris the previous week.

Stats

Caps
4
Tries
2
Starts
2
Conversions -
Replacements
2
Penalty goals -
Points
10
Drop goals -

Appearances

International honours (4):

2018: USA Arg W(r) Fj(r)
Position: 
Scrum-half
D.O.B.: 12/05/95
Place of birth:
Dundee
Height: 5ft 9in (1.74m)
Weight: 12st 6lb (79kg)
Twitter: @george_horne10