Alastair Kellock

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Alastair Kellock
Full name Alastair Kellock
Nickname Big Al, The Potato-man
Date of birth (1981-06-14) 14 June 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 118 kg (18 st 8 lb)
School Bishopbriggs High School
Spouse Ashley
Children Kate
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Glasgow Warriors
Correct as of 5 November 2013
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2013 Scotland 56 ((5))
Correct as of 13 November 2013

Alastair 'Al' Kellock (born 14 June 1981) is a Scottish former rugby union player. He played as a lock for Glasgow Warriors and Scotland.

He captained Glasgow from 2006 until 2015. In his last season 2014–15 before retiring, the Warriors won the Pro 12, the first major trophy that a Scottish side has won in the professional era. He was named in the Pro12 Dream Team at the end of the 2009/10 and 2012/13 seasons.

He made his Scotland debut against Australia on 6 November 2004. He captained Scotland to a historic win against Australia in November 2009.

On 25 January 2011, it was announced that Kellock would captain Scotland in the 2011 Six Nations Championship.[1] Kellock scored his first international try against France in Scotland's opening match of the 2011 RBS Six Nations.[2] Kellock also captained his country at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

His last game for Scotland was in the 42–17 win over Japan in the 2013 end-of-year rugby union internationals.[3]

He was named as part of the November 2014 Barbarian's squad, captaining them in their match against Australia.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Stuart and Jane Kellock. His wife is Ashley and as of 2009 they have a daughter, Kate, and a son, Ruairidh.[5]


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