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Sean Lamont

Sean Lamont
Sean Lamont Signing Autographs cropped.jpg
Birth nameSean Fergus Lamont
Date of birth (1981-01-15) 15 January 1981 (age 39)
Place of birthPerth, Scotland,
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
SchoolBelvoir High School[1]
King Edward VII School
UniversitySheffield Hallam University
Notable relative(s)Rory Lamont (brother)
Occupation(s)Rugby coach
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre / Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Glasgow Hawks ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Glasgow Warriors
Northampton Saints
Glasgow Warriors


National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004 – 2017 Scotland 105 (70)
Teams coached
Years Team
2017-2018 Scotland Blues (Strength & Conditioning)

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.

Rugby Union career

Amateur 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).

Lamont has played for Glasgow Hawks.[2]

Professional career

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.[3] Then, 13 days later, he added to his growing reputation by scoring four tries in one game against Saracens.[4] Lamont is the first Saints player to achieve this since another Scot, Craig Moir, in 1996.

In May 2009 Lamont joined the Scarlets of Wales.[5] He has signed for Glasgow for the 2012–13 season, joining his brother Rory at the club[6]

In March 2017 he announced his forthcoming retirement from professional rugby at the end of Glasgow's 2016-17 season.[7] A fan petition was subsequently launched on asking Lamont to recreate his iconic peroxide blonde hair with orange gloves, as per his breakthrough season in 2004.[8]

International career

At the 2002 Commonwealth Games sevens tournament he represented Scotland.[9]

Lamont earned his first cap for Scotland against Manu Samoa on their tour in the summer of 2004.[10] On his Murrayfield debut he scored a try against the Australians in the autumn of 2004.[11] 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.[12] 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.

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.[13]

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.[14]

Coaching career

Lamont moved on to become a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Scottish Rugby Academy.[15]


Lamont was voted The Famous Grouse Player of the Season 2007, narrowly beating Chris Paterson, Simon Taylor and Kelly Brown to the award.

Personal life

His younger brother Rory was also a Scotland international rugby union player, with two playing together for Scotland on a number of occasions[16]

Lamont is married with two children.

He posed nude for the 2007 edition of Dieux du Stade, the annual photo calendar and DVD produced by the French rugby club Stade Français.


  1. ^ "Lamont, Sean – Bottesford youth became his country's second most capped player". Grantham Matters. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. ^ Scotland centurion Sean Lamont in BT Premiership action
  3. ^ "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | English | Lamont completes move to Saints". BBC News. 24 March 2005. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  4. ^ [1] Archived 26 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Bridger, Sean (7 May 2009). "RaboDirectPRO12 : News : International wing signs for Scarlets". Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  6. ^ GMT (19 December 2011). "BBC Sport – Scotland wing Sean Lamont leaves Scarlets for Glasgow". Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Sean Lamont: Glasgow & Scotland wing set to retire at end of season". BBC Sport. 21 March 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  8. ^ "#Backingblonde Our Petition To Get Sean Lamont To Revive Classic Look For Swansong". Scotland Rugby News. 24 April 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Commonwealth Games. Manchester 2002". BBC News. 4 August 2002. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  10. ^ "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Internationals | Samoa 3-38 Scotland". BBC News. 4 June 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  11. ^ "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Internationals | Live: Scotland 14-31 Australia". BBC News. 6 November 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  12. ^ "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Six Nations | Scotland 20-16 France". BBC News. 5 February 2006. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  13. ^ "Lamont will miss rest of season". BBC News. 7 November 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  14. ^ Stewart, Lewis (22 March 2003). "Retiring Sean Lamont's legacy is young Warriors". The Scotsman. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  15. ^ Mark Palmer [@MarkPalmerST] (3 July 2017). "Good luck to @sflamont in his new role as S&C coach with the SRU academy for Glasgow and the west" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ Sean Lamont. "Squad". The Scarlets. Archived from the original on 27 December 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2012.

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