Rory Lamont

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Rory Lamont
Birth name Rory Patrick Lamont
Date of birth (1982-10-10) 10 October 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Perth, Scotland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb; 220 lb) [1]
School King Edward VII School
University Northampton University
Occupation(s) Rugby player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback / Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2007
2007–2009
2009–2011
2011–2013
Glasgow Warriors
Sale Sharks
Toulon
Glasgow Warriors
54
21
37
6
(95)
(45)
(15)
(5)
Correct as of 19 May 2013
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2013 Scotland 29 (30)
Correct as of 25 October 2012

Rory Lamont (born 10 October 1982 in Perth) is a former rugby union player who played fullback and on the wing for Glasgow Warriors and Scotland. He prides himself on his versatility. Rory is the younger brother of Sean Lamont.

Rugby career[edit]

Club career[edit]

He played for Northampton Saints due to the reputation of his older brother. He also played for Northampton Old Scouts RFC after having left Northampton Saints. He is yet another international to have played for the Scouts that includes Ben Cohen, Steve Thompson and Courtney Lawes.

In February 2009 it was announced that Rory was to join RC Toulon in France's Top 14.[2]

On 27 November Rory terminated his contract himself as he felt he was not getting enough playing time risking him losing his place in his Scottish side, he was linked with a return to Northampton Saints as a winger but also to Harlequins and Saracens. He joined Glasgow Warriors in December 2011.

International career[edit]

Lamont made a memorable try scoring debut for Scotland in the 2005 Six Nations Championship match against Wales at Murrayfield. He also played for Scotland As against Australia A in the experimental position of inside centre at national coach Frank Hadden request.

He played in the 2007 Rugby World Cup at full back, arguably being Scotland's best back in the tournament. While playing Rugby on 8 March 2008, Scotland v England, Rory Lamont sustained a facial fracture.

He returned for the 2011 World Cup, but only played one game, against Georgia. During the match against France in the 2012 Six Nations Championship, Lamont broke his leg.[3] He never managed to regain full fitness after this injury.

Retirement[edit]

Lamont announced his retirement from professional rugby on 26 April 2013, citing his inability to recover fully from the broken leg he suffered against France the previous year as a deciding factor.[4]

Rory recently married his long term girlfriend Julia Hill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby Club Toulonnaise Rory Lamont". Rugby Club Toulonnaise. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lamont joins French exodus". PA Sport. 26 May 2009. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Lamont has surgery to stabilise a fracture to his fibula". BBC Online. 26 April 2013. Archived from the original on 18 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rory Lamont retires from rugby". BBC Online. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 18 Nov 2013. 

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