Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Simon Berghan made his international debut as a substitute against France in 2017 and started in the Calcutta Cup win over England a year later. He is eligible to represent Scotland through his grandfather, Andrew Davidson, from Stirling.
The prop can play on both sides of the scrum but has a preference for tighthead and progressed from Shirley Boys High School to local club Sydenham, who he captained for two seasons.
He earned selection for the provincial Canterbury academy B team and Crusader Knights, the development squad of the Super Rugby giants, before securing a one-year contract with Edinburgh Rugby.
The 20st, 6’3” prop has made 24 appearances for the capital club before being named in the Scotland squad for the first time ahead of the 2017 RBS 6 Nations, coming off the bench in 3 tests.
Berghan went on to feature in Scotland's Autumn tests later that year at BT Murrayfield, making his first start in the epic win over Australia in November.
He was awarded with a place in Gregor Townsend's squad for the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations, making 3 starts including the wins against France and England at BT Murrayfield.
During the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Berghan added two more appearances to his collection and reached the 30-cap mark during the 2021 Guinness Six Nations.
Date of birth: 07/12/90
Scotland Debut: March 2017
Place of birth: Christchurch, NZ
2014 to present
Ireland (replacement), Italy (replacement), France (replacement)
England (replacement), Georgia (replacement), Wales (replacement), France
Italy (replacement), Ireland, France, Wales (replacement), England (replacement), France(2), France(3) (replacement), Georgia(2) (replacement), Ireland(2) (replacement), Russia (replacement)
France, England, Ireland, Canada, Argentina, Wales (replacement), Fiji (replacement), South Afrrica (replacement), Argentina
France (replacement), England (replacement), Italy (replacement), New Zealand, Australia