Gordon Hamilton (rugby union)

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Gordon Fredric Hamilton (born 13 May 1964 in Belfast) is a retired Irish rugby union player. He played as an open-side wing-forward.

Hamilton played for N.I.F.C., Howe Of Fife (Scotland), Ballymena and Ulster.

He had 10 caps for Ireland, from 1991 to 1992, scoring a single try. The most famous moment came of his career came at the 1991 Rugby World Cup, when he scored a try in the last couple of minutes of Ireland's quarter-final against Australia to put Ireland ahead. However, Michael Lynagh scored at the other end to put Ireland out of the tournament.

Hamilton owned and ran a shipping and stevedoring business in Ireland with an annual turnover in excess of £40 m and a workforce of 170 people before selling his group of companies to J&J Denholm Group of Scotland in 2012.

Hamilton currently works on a voluntary basis for the Irish Rugby Football Union and Campbell College Belfast.[1]

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