Lisa Janice Martin first took up rugby after going to watch Scotland games with her parents and then going along to a Portobello Hornets open day.
Since then Lisa has played for Scotland’s under-16, under-18 and A teams and made her Scotland debut off the bench against Ireland in the last 2010 RWC game, having come into the squad as replacement for the injured Celia Hawthorn. Her first start for Scotland was in the January 2011 friendly against Spain in Madrid.
She captained her country for the first time in the 2016 Six Nations opener against England at Broadwood and went on to retain the role in the following two year's championships.
Martin played a part in the team's best Women's Six Nations finish in seven years in 2017 and their first away win in twelve year's versus Ireland at Donnybrook in 2018.
She was named as one of eight ‘2021’ contracted players by Scottish Rugby ahead of the 2018/19 season moving from DMP Sharks in England to French Top 8 side, LMRCV, to play alongside Scotland Women teammate Chloe Rollie.
She led her then club, Murrayfield Wanderers, to victory in the Sarah Beany Cup in 2014 and has played for Scotland 7s, Scottish University 7s and Great Britain University 7s. She captained the East team to victory in the inaugural Donna Kennedy Cup in 2015 on the international pitch at BT Murrayfield.
Outside rugby, she has played basketball at under-16 level for East of Scotland and was a member of the Scottish Schools Cup Final winning teams from 2002 to 2007. Her dad played rugby while stationed with the RAF and her nephew is contracted to a Premier League football academy.
The Portobello High School former pupil studied Applied Sports Science at University of Edinburgh and is currently a performance sport co-ordinator.
Date of birth: 31/03/90
Scotland Debut: January 2011
Place of birth: Edinburgh
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