Alex Dunbar won his first cap for the senior Scotland team in their opening match of the quadrangular tournament in South Africa in 2013, against Samoa and followed up the next week with his first try against South Africa in Nelspruit.
He then scored a tremendous second-half brace of tries as Scotland posted their first win in the 2014 RBS 6 Nations Championship by 21-20 against Italy in Rome, and was back on the scoresheet later that year in the Autumn test win over Tonga in Kilmarnock.
Dunbar looked set cement his already firm grasp on the midfield berth in the 2015 RBS 6 Nations before injury struck on the morning of the team's departure for England for the Calcutta Cup clash, with ruled him out of the tournament and Rugby World Cup.
With his knee rehab complete, Dunbar made a welcome return for club and country almost a year to the date later, returning mid-championship to start against France and Ireland, registering his fifth international try against the latter.
Former Lockerbie Academy former pupil, Alex Dunbar, graduated in 2008 with an HNC from the Scottish Agricultural College at Auchincruive in Ayrshire.
Having come through the ranks with Annan RFC, Alex represented Glasgow at every age level from under-14 to under-18 before signing for the city's professional team in 2010 - from Border club Selkirk - and quickly settled into the Scotstoun set-up.
He has played for Scotland at under-20 and 7s level and made his Scotland A debut against England Saxons at Newcastle in February 2013.
Alex's parents have a dairy farm in Tasmania, Australia.