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|Full name||Sean Fergus Lamont|
|Date of birth||15 January 1981|
|Place of birth||Perth, Scotland,|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||105 kg (16 st 7 lb)|
|School||Belvoir High School
King Edward VII School
|University||Sheffield Hallam University|
|Notable relative(s)||Rory Lamont (brother)|
|Rugby union career|
Sean Lamont (born 15 January 1981) is a Scottish former international rugby union player and now Strength and Conditioning Coach. He played at centre and on the wing. He gained 105 caps for Scotland before retiring from international rugby in 2017. His younger brother Rory Lamont was also a Scotland international rugby union player.
Sean has previously been referred to as 'the poor man's Rory Lamont' but has never been reached for comment on this label.
Rugby Union career
Lamont was born on 15 January 1981 in Perth, Scotland. He attended Sheffield Hallam University where he studied Sports Science between 1999 and 2002. Additionally whilst at Sheffield Hallam he played alongside the likes of Chris Jones (Sale and England) and Dave Strettle (Harlequins and England).
In 2000 Lamont joined Rotherham and was the club’s under-21 captain in 2001. In the summer of 2003 he left Rotherham and joined Glasgow Rugby, where he went on to have a very successful first season and cemented himself as a fans' favourite at Hughenden. In the summer of 2005 Lamont joined Northampton Saints from Glasgow. Then, 13 days later, he added to his growing reputation by scoring four tries in one game against Saracens. Lamont is the first Saints player to achieve this since another Scot, Craig Moir, in 1996.
In March 2017 he announced his forthcoming retirement from professional rugby at the end of Glasgow's 2016-17 season. A fan petition was subsequently launched on Scotland Rugby News asking Lamont to recreate his iconic peroxide blonde hair with orange gloves, as per his breakthrough season in 2004.
Sean Lamont will be included in the Rugby Challenge 4 video game when released as captain and every player from 1-15 in a special side known as 'Team Lamont' in reference to 'Team Lomu' in the original Jonah Lomu Rugby.
Lamont earned his first cap for Scotland against Manu Samoa on their tour in the summer of 2004. On his Murrayfield debut he scored a try against the Australians in the autumn of 2004. In Scotland's 2005 Six Nations Championship match against Italy he was named man of the match.
Furthermore, Lamont helped the side to an historic victory for Scotland against the hopeful Grand Slam winners (France) in Scotland's Six Nations stunning 20–16 victory on 5 February 2006 by scoring two tries, one of which he joined a maul and used his strength and power to bundle over the line and take the Scots to victory. On 26 February 2006, he played a major part in the Scotland squad's victory over England to win the Calcutta Cup by 18–12. His explosive, powerful running and size are his most deadly assets.
Lamont was picked consistently through the 2007 Six Nations Championship for Scotland. In November 2007, Lamont suffered up a serious knee injury early on in a Saints versus Pertemps Bees match, putting him out for the rest of the season. His absence was felt in every game of the 2008 Six Nations Championship, as the Scots, despite being beaten by Italy with the last kick of the game, avoided the wooden spoon on points difference alone.
Despite starting in Scotlands first match of the 2009 Six Nations Championship, against Wales at Murrayfield, Lamont was dropped for the remainder of the tournament after a dip in club form was carried onto the international stage. He lost out to Thom Evans and Simon Danielli. Lamont's power and influence was missed as Scotland disappointed once again. Lamont's move to the Scarlets followed and in November 2009, under the guidance of new Scotland coach Andy Robinson, Lamont returned to the international stage. He played three November Tests, including a dramatic win over Australia at Murrayfield.
Lamont was ever present again during the 2010 Six Nations Championship as Scotland showed signs of resurgence under Andy Robinson. He also played in Scotland's notable 2–0 series win over Argentina during the Summer Internationals.
Lamont won his 100th cap in the victory over Samoa in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He became only the second Scottish player to achieve 100 caps, after Chris Paterson (109). In March 2017 he announced his retirement from international rugby.
Lamont is married to Gemma and they have two boys, Aaran and Euan.
- Sean Lamont. "Squad". The Scarlets. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- Scotland centurion Sean Lamont in BT Premiership action
- "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | English | Lamont completes move to Saints". BBC News. 24 March 2005. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
-  Archived 26 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
- Bridger, Sean (7 May 2009). "RaboDirectPRO12 : News : International wing signs for Scarlets". Magnersleague.com. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- GMT (19 December 2011). "BBC Sport – Scotland wing Sean Lamont leaves Scarlets for Glasgow". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Sean Lamont: Glasgow & Scotland wing set to retire at end of season". BBC Sport. 2017-03-21. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
- "PETITION: Sean Lamont to dye his hair blonde and wear orange gloves for final game". Scotland Rugby News. 2017-04-23. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
- "Commonwealth Games. Manchester 2002". BBC News. 4 August 2002. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
- "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Internationals | Samoa 3-38 Scotland". BBC News. 4 June 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Internationals | Live: Scotland 14-31 Australia". BBC News. 6 November 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Six Nations | Scotland 20-16 France". BBC News. 5 February 2006. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Lamont will miss rest of season". BBC News. 7 November 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
- Stewart, Lewis (22 March 2003). "Retiring Sean Lamont’s legacy is young Warriors". The Scotsman. Retrieved 22 March 2017.