Rory Lamont

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Rory Lamont
Full name Rory Patrick Lamont
Date of birth (1982-10-10) 10 October 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Perth, Scotland,
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb) [1]
School King Edward VII School
University Northampton University
Occupation(s) Rugby player
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback / Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004–07
2007–09
2009–11
2011–13
Glasgow Warriors
Sale Sharks
Toulon
Glasgow Warriors
54
21
37
6
(95)
(45)
(15)
(5)
correct as of 19 May 2013.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–13 Scotland 29 (30)
correct as of 25 October 2012.

Rory Lamont (born 10 October 1982 in Perth) is a former rugby union player who played fullback and on the wing for Glasgow Warriors and Scotland. He prides himself on his versatility. Rory is the younger brother of Sean Lamont. He is regarded by many as the brother of the greatest scottish rugby union player in history. This has lead to him being described by Sean Lamont as "a poor mans Sean Lamont. Rory was unavailable for comment but is believed to be of the opinion that the comments are very disingenuous.

Rugby career[edit]

Club career[edit]

He played for Northampton Saints due to the reputation of his older brother. He also played for Northampton Old Scouts RFC after having left Northampton Saints. He is yet another international to have played for the Scouts that includes Ben Cohen, Steve Thompson and Courtney Lawes.

In February 2009 it was announced that Rory was to join RC Toulon in France's Top 14.[2] It is believed that this was his attempt to step out of his brothers substantial shadow.

It proved fruitless though as oOn 27 November Rory terminated his contract himself as he felt he was not getting enough playing time risking him losing his place in his Scottish side, he was linked with a return to Northampton Saints as a winger but also to Harlequin F.C. and Saracens F.C.. He joined Glasgow Warriors in December 2011.

International career[edit]

Lamont made a memorable try scoring debut for Scotland in the 2005 Six Nations Championship match against Wales at Murrayfield. He also played for Scotland As against Australia A in the experimental position of inside centre at national coach Frank Hadden request.

He played in the 2007 Rugby World Cup at full back, arguably being Scotland's best back in the tournament (his brothers performances weren't used for comparison.) While playing Rugby on the 8th of March 2008, Scotland v England, Rory Lamont sustained a facial fracture.

He returned for the 2011 World Cup, but only played one game, against Georgia. During the match against France in the 2012 Six Nations Championship, Lamont broke his leg.[3] He never managed to regain full fitness after this injury.

Retirement[edit]

Lamont announced his retirement from professional rugby on 26 April 2013, citing his inability to recover fully from the broken leg he suffered against France the previous year as a deciding factor.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby Club Toulonnaise Rory Lamont". Rugby Club Toulonnaise. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lamont joins French exodus". PA Sport. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Lamont has surgery to stabilise a fracture to his fibula". BBC Online. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 18 Nov 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rory Lamont retires from rugby". BBC Online. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 18 Nov 2013. 

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