Pathway of fame - Gavin Hastings
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- (1969- ) Full back, Scotland
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A great ambassador for the game, Gavin Hastings was first capped for Scotland in 1986 against France alongside another debutant, his brother Scott. Gavin scored all the points in an 18-17 win. In 61 Scottish internationals he scored a phenomenal 676 points, a northern hemisphere record. Cool and collected in defence and forceful in attack, he became a natural leader. He captained Scotland 20 times before leading the British Lions in all three tests in New Zealand in 1993. He and Scott became the first brothers to play together in Lions’ tests.
His kicking prowess was apparent from his first international where he scored all 18 points against France. It was the first of many point-scoring performances. His greatest moment in a Scotland jersey came with the Grand Slam title in 1990 after a famous 13-7 win over England.
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