Sean Lamont

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Not to be confused with Sean Lineen.
Sean Lamont
Sean Lamont Signing Autographs cropped.jpg
Full name Sean Fergus Lamont
Date of birth (1981-01-15) 15 January 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Perth, Scotland,
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
School Belvoir High School
King Edward VII School
University Sheffield Hallam University
Notable relative(s) Rory Lamont (brother)
Occupation(s) Rugby player
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre / Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2000–03
2003–05
2005–09
2009–12
2012–
Rotherham
Glasgow Warriors
Northampton
Scarlets
Glasgow Warriors

32
68
52
32

(70)
(115)
(50)
(25)
correct as of 25 November 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004 – Scotland 91 (60)
correct as of 25 November 2014.

Sean Lamont (born 15 January 1981 in Perth, Scotland) is a Scottish international rugby union player who plays at centre and on the wing. His younger brother Rory Lamont was also a Scotland international rugby union player.[1]

Biography[edit]

Lamont attended Sheffield Hallam University where he studied Sports Science between 1999 and 2002. Additionally whilst at Sheffield Hallam he played alongside the likes of Chris Jones (Sale and England) and Dave Strettle (Harlequins and England).

Club career[edit]

In 2000 Lamont joined Rotherham and was the club’s under-21 captain in 2001. In the summer of 2003 he left Rotherham and joined Glasgow Rugby, where he went on to have a very successful first season and cemented himself as a fans' favourite at Hughenden. In the summer of 2005 Lamont joined Northampton Saints from Glasgow.[2] Then, 13 days later, he added to his growing reputation by scoring 4 tries in one game against Saracens.[3] Lamont is the first Saints player to achieve this since another Scot, Craig Moir, in 1996.

In May 2009 Lamont joined the Scarlets of Wales.[4] He has signed for Glasgow for the 2012–13 season, joining his brother Rory at the club[5]

International career[edit]

At the 2002 Commonwealth Games he represented Scotland at sevens.

Lamont earned his first cap for Scotland against Manu Samoa on their tour in the summer of 2004.[6] On his Murrayfield debut he scored a try against the Australians in the autumn of 2004.[7] In Scotland's 2005 Six Nations Championship match against Italy he was named man of the match.

Furthermore, Lamont helped the side to an historic victory for Scotland against the hopeful Grand Slam winners (France) in Scotland's Six Nations stunning 20–16 victory on 5 February 2006 by scoring two tries, one of which he joined a ruck and used his strength and power to bundle over the line and take the Scots to victory.[8] On 26 February 2006, he played a major part in the Scotland squad's victory over England to win the Calcutta Cup by 18 points to 12. His explosive, powerful running and size are his most deadly assets.

Lamont was picked consistently through the 2007 Six Nations Championship for Scotland. In November 2007, Lamont suffered up a serious knee injury early on in a Saints v Pertemps Bees match, putting him out for the rest of the season. His absence was felt in every game of the 2008 Six Nations Championship, as the Scots, despite being beaten by Italy with the last kick of the game, avoided the wooden spoon on points difference alone.

Despite starting in Scotlands first match of the 2009 Six Nations Championship, against Wales at Murrayfield, Lamont was dropped for the remainder of the tournament after a dip in club form was carried onto the international stage. He lost out to Thom Evans and Simon Danielli. Lamont's power and influence was missed as Scotland disappointed once again. Lamont's move to the Scarlets followed and in November 2009, under the guidance of new Scotland coach Andy Robinson, Lamont returned to the international stage. He played three November Tests, including a dramatic win over Australia at Murrayfield.

Lamont was ever present again during the 2010 Six Nations Championship as Scotland showed signs of resurgence under Andy Robinson. He also played in Scotland's notable 2–0 series win over Argentina during the Summer Internationals.

Awards[edit]

Lamont was voted The Famous Grouse Player of the Season 2007, narrowly beating Chris Paterson, Simon Taylor and Kelly Brown to the award.

Personal life[edit]

Lamont is married to Gemma and they have two boys, Aaran and Euan.

He posed nude for the 2007 edition of Dieux du Stade, the annual photo calendar and DVD produced by the French rugby club Stade Français.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sean Lamont. "Squad". The Scarlets. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | English | Lamont completes move to Saints". BBC News. 24 March 2005. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Bridger, Sean (7 May 2009). "RaboDirectPRO12 : News : International wing signs for Scarlets". Magnersleague.com. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  5. ^ 14:41 GMT (19 December 2011). "BBC Sport - Scotland wing Sean Lamont leaves Scarlets for Glasgow". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Internationals | Samoa 3-38 Scotland". BBC News. 4 June 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Internationals | Live: Scotland 14-31 Australia". BBC News. 6 November 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Six Nations | Scotland 20-16 France". BBC News. 5 February 2006. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 

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