Playing in the second row, he was part of the Grand Slam winning side in 1990. He made his Scotland debut 16 January 1988 against Ireland with his last appearance ten years later against England. He In all he won 45 caps and scored 5 tries. He was also a British and Irish Lion as he went on the 1993 tour to New Zealand. He played in the 1991 and 1995 World Cups whilst being a member of London Scottish FC.