Peter Horne made his international debut off the bench against Samoa in the opening match of the quadrangular tournament in South Africa in June 2013 and has gone on to amass nearly 50 caps for Scotland since.
After rehabilitating from a serious knee injury sustained soon after that inaugural cap, he went on to gain selection for Scotland's 2015 World Cup squad, featuring in all five of Scotland's matches in the tournament and scoring the first try against Australia in the narrow quarter-final defeat at Twickenham.
A model of consistency and versatility, Horne grabbed another World Cup opportunity four years later, when the centre made two more international appearances during the competition in Japan.
Pete is older brother of Scotland international George. They became the 49th brothers to play for Scotland and the 23rd pair to play together in the same Test match against USA on the 2018 Summer Tour. Together with brothers Matt and Zander Fagerson (who also started that day) 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 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...
Peter made his debut for Glasgow Warriors as a replacement in the Magners League match against Ulster in March 2009.
In September 2011 he scored the winning try in Glasgow’s RaboDirect PRO12 victory away to reigning European champions Leinster during what was the first time the Irish province had lost at home in almost two calendar years (29 matches).
He is a product of the prodigious Bell Baxter High School / Howe of Fife rugby combine and has gone on to represent Scotland at under-19, under-20 and 7s levels.
He was awarded a full-time Scotland 7s contract last season in the lead up to the 2011/12 HSBC Sevens World Series after captaining the Glasgow Warriors to victory in the Glasgow City Sevens. Injury restricted his involvement in the abbreviated game but he has made seven tournament appearances for Scotland and has topped a century of points through 17 tries and nine conversions.
Earlier, he scored all of Scotland’s points with six penalties in the 18-17 win against Wales in the 2009 Six Nations Under-20 Championship match at McDiarmid Park, Perth. His tally was a Scottish record in the championship, and he added a penalty in each of the subsequent matches against France and Italy.
Two years earlier Pete was in a group of Fife youngsters who achieved a rare double, playing in the Bell Baxter High School team who won the Bell Lawrie Scottish Schools Cup and then in the Howe of Fife squad who lifted the Scottish Youth League Cup. In season 2006-2007, too, he was in the Bell Baxter team who won the Royal Navy schools sevens.
Date of birth: 05/10/89
Scotland Debut: June 2013
Place of birth: Aberdeen
2010 to present
Ireland (replacement), France, Wales, France, Russia , Japan (replacement)
Wales (replacement), France, England, Ireland, Italy (replacement), USA, Argentina, Wales (replacement), Fiji, South Africa
Italy (replacement), Fiji, Samoa (replacement), New Zealand (replacement), Australia
Italy (replacement), France (replacement), Ireland (replacement), Japan (replacement), Japan, Australia (replacement), Argentina (replacement), Georgia (replacement)
France (replacement), Italy, Ireland, Italy (replacement), Italy, Japan (replacement), USA, South Africa (replacement), Samoa (replacement), USA
Canada, Argentina, South Africa
Samoa (replacement), South Africa