An unused squad member of the 2014 Autumn Tests, Samuel Peter Hidalgo-Clyne made his full-international debut when he came off the bench to replace captain Greig Laidlaw in the opening game of the 2015 RBS 6 Nations Championship, away to France.
He went on to appear in every game in the tournament, coming on as a replacement each time.
Two appearances followed in the Summer Tests - including his first start against Italy in Turin - before being selected for the 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, coming on as a replacement against South Africa in Newcastle.
Hidalgo-Clyne graduated from the Edinburgh Rugby's Elite Development roster after two years early in 2014 and signed a contract tying him to the capital until summer 2016.
It was the following season that the youngster began to showcase his promise, putting in consistent performances to earn a senior club contract and, ultimately, his first senior Scotland appearance.
Taking on kicking duties midway through the 2014/15 season, his accuracy with the boot and electrifying displays helped his club to the European Challenge Cup Final.
Through the ranks...
Sam, whose mother is Scottish, was born in Granada, Spain but returned to Scotland aged three. He attended Corstorphine Primary School and took up rugby at the Forrester club.
He won a scholarship from Royal High School to Merchiston Castle School as a stand-off before turning to scrum-half, where he earned a placed in the development squad of Edinburgh Rugby and further exposure on the 2013 MacPhail scholarship to New Zealand.
The scrum-half has represented Scotland at under-17 level and was a key part of the under-20 side in the 2013 age-grade RBS 6 Nations. Later that year, he made his Edinburgh Rugby debut against Munster.
Date of birth: 04/08/93
Scotland Debut: February 2015
Place of birth: Granada, Spain
2018 to present
Italy (replacement), Ireland (replacement)
Canada, USA (replacement), Argentina (replacement)
France (replacement), Wales (replacement), Italy (replacement), England (replacement), Ireland (replacement), Ireland (replacement), Italy, South Africa (replacement)