Peter Wright (rugby union)

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Peter Wright
Full name Peter Wright
Nickname Teapot
Date of birth (1967-12-30) 30 December 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Bonnyrigg, Midlothian
Occupation(s) Blacksmith, rugby coach
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team    
Correct as of 15 November 2009
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
British and Irish Lions
21 5 (1 try)
Correct as of 19 November 2007
Coaching career
Years Club / team    
Correct as of 19 November 2009

Peter Wright (born 30 December 1967) is a former rugby player and rugby coach. He won 21 caps at prop for Scotland between 1992 and 1996, and toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions in 1993. He has coached the Glasgow Hawks.

He is a former blacksmith, Lasswade RFC and Boroughmuir player.


In the 2004–2005 season Wright coached Hawks to a BT League and Cup double, beating Dundee HSFP 29-17 in the cup final on the international pitch at Murrayfield. He is also a Scottish Rugby development officer in Dumfries and Galloway. Wright started his coaching at Murrayfield Wanderers, leading them to the SRU Bowl in 2000, before joining Hawks.

On BBC Radio Scotland, Wright said of Scottish players that "if you tell them six times that they are no good they will believe you, but you have to tell them a million times that they are good to get the same result."

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