|Full name||Andrew Gavin Hastings|
|Date of birth||3 January 1962|
|Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||14 st 3 lb (91 kg)|
|School||George Watson's College|
|University||Cambridge University, Paisley College of Technology - University of the West of Scotland|
|Rugby union career|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career WLAF statistics|
Andrew Gavin Hastings, OBE (born 3 January 1962) is a former Scotland rugby union player. He is frequently considered to be one of the best rugby players to come out of Scotland. His nickname is "Big Gav". Hastings was born in Edinburgh. He has played for Watsonians, London Scottish, Cambridge University, Scotland and the British and Irish Lions and was one of the outstanding rugby union players of his generation, winning 61 caps for Scotland, 20 of which as captain. He played fullback, and captained the Lions on the tour to New Zealand in 1993 (after playing in all three tests in the 1989 tour to Australia).
Hastings captained the first Scottish schoolboys' side to win on English soil. He captained the victorious 1985 Cambridge University side; During his sabbatical year he won the Gallaher Shield with Auckland University.
He made his debut for Scotland against France in 1986 and was a central figure in Scotland's 1990 Six Nations Grand Slam.
He captained Scotland on 20 occasions including at the 1995 World Cup.
In 1996, Hasting joined the Scottish Claymores an American Football team in the NFL_Europe. He played a single season as a placekicker scoring 24 of 27 conversions but missed his only attempt at a field goal. Despite the Claymores winning the World Bowl, Hastings was released at the end of the season. 
His younger brother Scott was also a professional Rugby Union player. His son, Adam plays for Bath Rugby and has represented Scotland at U20 level. His wife Diane, whom he married in 1993 was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease in 2003.
Honors and Awards
- Bath, Richard (1997). The Complete Book of Ruby. Seven Oaks Ltd. ISBN 1-86200-013-1.
- "Paterson Sets Sight On Hastings Record". Daily Record. 26 Jan 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
- "Hastings looks for a new kick". Independent. April 1996.
- Alasdair Reid (31 August 2007). "Gavin Hastings appointed chairman of Edinburgh". Telegraph.co.uk.
- "Adam Hastings on stepping out of dad Gavin's shadow". Scotsman. 4 Feb 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
- "Gavin Hastings on his wife's battle with Parkinson's". Scotsman. 10 Oct 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
- "The New Year Honours: Mabbutt receives MBE: Awards for footballers from different eras". The Independent. 30 Dec 1993. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
- "Gavin Hastings recalls big moments on IRB Hall of Fame induction". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 February 2017.