Douglas James Fife became Scotland's 1053rd cap player when he made his debut against Wales in the final game of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations Championship, scoring his first international try in the following season's championship, away against France.

He made his first home start at BT Murrayfield against Ireland in the final game of the 2015 tournament.

A three year absence from international duty was brought to an end when Fife was added to the 2018 summer tour squad as an injury replacement for Lee Jones, an opportunity he grabbed with both hands with tries against USA and Argentina.

The Argentina win was his second in a Scotland shirt, the first coming against the same opposition on the 2014 summer tour, in Cordoba.

Club rugby

Fife established himself in the starting line-up under Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons and enjoyed his most prolific spell in black and red this winter, as he scored five times in seven matches - his Heineken Cup try against Gloucester at BT Murrayfield a real highlight for Edinburgh Rugby fans.

Fife then moved into the Scotland 7s arena, twice winning the London 7s Cup on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, before battling his way back into Edinburgh Rugby contention and, subsequently, being selected in 2017 Autumn Test Scotland squad.

EDP Graduate

While growing into this increasingly impressive season, graduating from the EDP programme to full-time pro in the process, Fife won his first senior international honours for Scotland A in the 13-9 win over England Saxons in 2013 (the side's first win on English soil on the sixth time of trying) before starting seven successive matches in the spring run in.

Fife had a try-scoring debut for Scotland under-19 in the 55-13 victory against their Italian contemporaries at Lasswade, Edinburgh, in March 2009. He also played in the under-19 international against France a month later in Dourdan before being selected for 2010 under-20 6 Nations, starting every game and scoring Scotland’s second of three tries in the win over Italy in Sardinia before featuring as a starting winger in all but one of Scotland IRB JWC matches in Argentina.

Before that he had played for Scotland under-17 and Edinburgh under-17 and under-18 as well as for the Edinburgh back-up team against their Glasgow Warriors counterparts. He played his under-18 club rugby with Boroughmuir, then moving to Currie, where he played for the first XV in the Premiership’s first division, before joining Edinburgh Rugby's playing squad.

The Firrhill High School former pupil also has an impressive academic record. Alongside his rugby commitments, Fife earned a Higher National Diploma in sports coaching with development in sport at Telford College, Edinburgh, and went on to study at Edinburgh Napier University where he graduated with a degree in Sports Coaching.

Date of birth: 08/08/90

Height: 1.83m

Scotland Debut: January 2014

Place of birth: Edinburgh

Weight: 96kg


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USA (replacement), Argentina



France (replacement), England , Ireland



Wales, Argentina (replacement), Samoa (replacement)


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