John Houston (rugby union)

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John Houston
Full name John Houston
Date of birth (1983-03-10) 10 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 15 st 7 lb (98.4 kg)
School Hawick High School
University Heriot-Watt University
Occupation(s) Professional rugby union player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre or Wing
Current team Edinburgh Rugby
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Hawick Wanderers
Hawick RFC
Correct as of 22 June 2008
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–present Edinburgh 85 ((25))
Correct as of 03 June 2013
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–present Scotland A 7 ()
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
- Scotland Edinburgh Sevens
2010 Commonwealth Games

John Houston (born 10 March 1983) is a Scottish professional rugby Centre or Wing, currently with Edinburgh Rugby.[1] Houston also plays for Scotland's national rugby sevens team.

Houston won the club’s Newcomer of the Year award after his rookie season and went on to help the Scotland A side clinch the IRB Nations Cup in June 2009.

Recording 16 starts in his first campaign as a professional, Houston scored on his home debut against Ulster in September 2008 before repeating the feat on his Heineken Cup debut against Toulouse in November – the effort which won him Edinburgh’s Try of the Season award.

He had previously been part of the Hawick side that won the Scottish Premiership Division One, the Scottish Cup and Border League honours in 2001–02.


  1. ^ "John Houston". Retrieved 11 July 2008.