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.

Two tries on only his second cap for Scotland, against Argentina in Resistencia in 2018, announced George Horne on the international stage.

The brace took the young scrum-half's try tally 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.

His stellar strike rate has continued since, culminating in a scintillating World Cup hat-trick against Russia in the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

George is younger brother of Scotland internationalist Pete. They became the 49th set of 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 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 Fagersons 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.

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



Date of birth: 12/05/95

Height: 1.74m

Scotland Debut: June 2018

Place of birth: Dundee

Weight: 82kg

Career

Glasgow Warriors
Glasgow
2015 to present

London Scottish F.C.
London
2015

Stats

10

Caps

3

Starts

7

Replacements

32

Points

6

Tries

1

Conversions

0

Penalty Goals

0

Drop Goals

Appearances

2019

France(2) (replacement), France(3) (replacement), Georgia(2), Samoa (replacement), Russia , Japan (replacement)

2019

2018

USA, Argentina, Wales (replacement), Fiji (replacement)

2018

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