Versatile rugby union participant for Scotland and Edinburgh. He also performed for Gloucester from 2007 to 2008. He used his hometown rugby golf club, Gala. He received four Rugby Globe Mugs and became Scotland’s record cover and factors scorer, with 809 factors in 109 worldwide appearances. He was raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. He wedded Claire Paterson in 2008. He and Gavin Hastings both experienced historic careers using the Scottish national group.