Most-capped Scotland players of all time

We round up the Scottish rugby players who’ve represented their home country a record number of times.

Image: Stuart Hogg and Gary Ringrose, Scotland v England; BT Murrayfield

Ross Ford, 110 caps

First capped in 2004 against Australia at Murrayfield, Ross Ford has gone on to become the most capped Scottish rugby player of all time. He made his first Six Nations start in 2007 at the Stade de France and played in two World Cups. Ford toured in 2009 with the British & Irish Lions and appeared in the third test win over South Africa.

Chris Paterson, 109 caps

A stalwart of Scottish rugby, Chris Paterson’s versatility and ever-reliable goal kicking saw him become one of the most prolific points-scorer in international rugby. He remains Scotland’s leading points scorer of all time with 809 points, and comes in as their second most-capped player. Paterson played in a remarkable four World Cups, maintaining an impressive 60% winning rate.

Sean Lamont, 105 caps

After making his Scotland debut against Samoa in 2004, Sean Lamont made the wing position his own during his 12-year international career. He was named Scotland player of the year in 2006 and played in two World Cups with Scotland in 2007 and 2011. With 14 tries to his name, Lamont sits in 10th in Scotland’s all-time leading try scorers.

Scott Murray, 87 caps

The rangy lock forward played 87 times for Scotland over a 10-year international rugby career. Scott Murray captained Scotland on 5 occasions and played in three World Cups. He played his last Scotland match against the All Blacks in the 2007 World Cup Quarter Final. Murray toured with the Lions in 2001 to New Zealand, playing in the warm up matches but failed to reach the test squad.

Mike Blair, 85 caps

Since making his debut aged 21, Mike Blair went on to establish himself as first choice scrum half over a ten-year international career. He also captained Scotland on 14 occasions in his 85 caps. In 2008, Blair became the only Scottish player to be nominated for the IRB Player of the Year award. Blair also toured with the British & Irish Lions in 2009 before announcing his international retirement in 2013.

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