Matt Scott (rugby union)

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Matt Scott
Full name Matthew Clive McCrimmon Scott
Date of birth (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb)
School Currie High School
University Edinburgh University
Notable relative(s) Fergus Scott (brother)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre / Fly-half
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Currie RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Edinburgh Rugby
Gloucester Rugby
62 (60)
correct as of 6 September 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Scotland U20
Scotland A


correct as of 6 February 2016.

Matthew Scott (born 30 September 1990)[1] is a Scottish rugby union player who plays for Edinburgh in the Pro12.

Club career[edit]

Scott joined Edinburgh as an elite development player[2] in the summer of 2011 having impressed in the 2010/11 season as a Scotland age-grade internationalist and his part in Currie’s recent rise to prominence, domestically in Premier 1 and the British and Irish Cup. Before signing, Scott represented Scotland at under-19 and under-20 in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

Before that he played for Edinburgh’s district intestate[clarification needed] under-17 and under-18 teams. He was deputy head boy at Currie High School and is now studying law at Edinburgh University.

He made his competitive début on the 2nd of September 2011 against Cardiff Blues.[3] His first try came against 2010–11 Magners League winners Munster after he dummied and cut inside, before palming off two Munster defenders to score under the posts.

Since then he has become a familiar feature for Edinburgh, combining his upbringing as a stand-off with his strength in the tackle to great effect as a play-making centre with an eye for the try line. Having become a regular feature in the Edinburgh Rugby midfield, Scott signed a contract extension in October 2012 that will keep him at the club until 2015.

On 16 January 2016, Scott would leave Murrayfield to join Aviva Premiership side Gloucester on a long-term deal from the 2016-17 season.[4]

International career[edit]

Before going pro, Scott represented Scotland at under-19 and under-20 in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

He made his age-grade international debut in the 55-13 success against Italy at Lasswade, Edinburgh, in March 2009, followed by the Dourdan match against France a month later. In 2010 he was recalled to the representative set-up for Scotland’s U20 6 Nations, playing in all but one match, featuring as a replacement in each of the four 6NC matches before playing in a further five Junior world Championship matches in Argentina.

He made a try-scoring debut for Scotland A in the 35-0 win over England Saxons at Netherdale and earning his first full Scotland cap in the RBS 6 Nations the following month versus Ireland at the Aviva Stadium.

Scott made his international debut for Scotland in the 2012 Six Nations against Ireland.[5] He is now a regular starter for Scotland at inside centre. He was one of Scotland's standout performers in the 2013 Six Nations Championship and the summer tour of South Africa in the same year, leading some commentators to question why he was there rather than touring Australia with the British and Irish Lions.


  1. ^ "Edinburgh Rugby (Matt Scott) - Edinburgh Rugby". 
  2. ^ "News". 
  3. ^ "News". 
  4. ^ "Edinburgh and Scotland centre Matt Scott signs for Gloucester". Sky Sports. 16 January 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Edinburgh Rugby Overturn Unbeaten Champions". 

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