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George Horne (rugby union)

George Horne (born 12 May 1995) is a Scotland international rugby union player who can play at fly-half or scrum-half. He currently plays for Pro14 side Glasgow Warriors.[1]

George Horne
Birth nameGeorge Horne
Date of birth (1995-05-12) 12 May 1995 (age 24)
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight79 kg (12 st 6 lb)
SchoolBell Baxter High School,
Strathallan School
UniversityUniversity of Edinburgh
Notable relative(s)Peter Horne (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-Half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
-
-
-
Howe of Fife
Currie
Glasgow Hawks
-
-
-
-
-
-
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015–
2015–2016
Glasgow Warriors
London Scottish
43
15
(115)
(5)
Correct as of 15 March 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
-
-
2013–15
2018–
Scotland U17
Scotland U19
Scotland U20
Scotland
-
-
12
10
-
-
(59)
(32)
Correct as of 17 September 2019
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2016– Scotland 7s 34 (67)

Rugby union careerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

Coming through the school set up, Horne was a pupil at Bell Baxter High School before moving to Strathallan School. He is currently studying physical education at the University of Edinburgh.

Horne has played for Howe of Fife[2] and Currie.[3]

He currently plays for amateur team Glasgow Hawks when not playing for the Warriors.[4]

Horne was drafted to Glasgow Hawks in the Scottish Premiership for the 2017-18 season.[5]

Professional careerEdit

Horne was one of the new inductees for season 2015–16 at the new Scottish Rugby Academy as a Stage 3 player. Stage 3 players are assigned to professional clubs and Horne was assigned to Glasgow Warriors.[6]

Horne made his debut for Glasgow Warriors in a friendly match against the British Army Rugby Union side on 25 September 2015. In a 71–0 victory for the Warriors, Horne came off the bench to grab a try.[7]

In November, 2015, he was loaned to London Scottish, by Glasgow Warriors, to gain more experience of playing professional rugby.[8]

Horne remained as a Stage 3 player assigned to Glasgow Warriors in the 2016-17 season. He made his competitive debut for the Warriors in the Pro12 match against the Ospreys on 25 November 2016.[9] Horne has an exceptional try scoring rate, averaging better than a try every other game at both club and international levels.

International careerEdit

Horne has represented Scotland at under-17, under-19 and under-20 levels.[10]

Coming through the Scotland age grades, Horne made his debut for the Scotland 7s side on 2 December 2016 against USA 7s at the Dubai Sevens.[11]

He gained his first senior XV cap for Scotland on 16 June 2018 when playing against the United States.[12] The following week he scored two tries as Scotland beat Argentina 15-44.[13]

On 9th October 2019 Horne scored a hat-trick in a 61-0 win over Russia at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[14][15] He also had a fourth try disallowed for a forward pass in the build up.

FamilyEdit

His father, Gary Horne, is the coach at Howe of Fife Rugby.[citation needed] His brother is the Glasgow Warriors centre and Scotland international Peter Horne.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Glasgow Warriors (George Horne) - Glasgow Warriors". glasgowwarriors.org.
  2. ^ "George Horne - 1st XV - Howe of Fife RFC". pitchero.com. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Howe of Fife's George Horne brought in to Scotland's GB7s squad". thecourier.co.uk. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015.
  4. ^ "George Horne blasts penalty over for last-gasp Hawks win". WestEndReport.com. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Warriors find out pro draft destinations | Glasgow Warriors". www.glasgowwarriors.org. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  6. ^ "BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy reaches significant milestone". scottishrugby.org.
  7. ^ "Warriors overcome Army in friendly". glasgowwarriors.org.
  8. ^ "Glasgow Warriors - London Scottish debut for Robbie Fergusson". glasgowwarriors.com.
  9. ^ "Glasgow Warriors vs Ospreys, Fri, 25/11/2016 - 19:35 | Glasgow Warriors". www.glasgowwarriors.org. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Scotland U20 (George Horne) - Scottish Rugby Union". scottishrugby.org.
  11. ^ "HSBC Sevens World Series".
  12. ^ "USA vs Scotland, Sat, 16/06/2018 - 20:00 - Scottish Rugby Union". www.scottishrugby.org.
  13. ^ "Argentina 15-44 Scotland: Reputations clawed back against toothless Pumas". 24 June 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  14. ^ "Scotland vs Russia BBC Sport".
  15. ^ "Scotland vs Russia RWC 2019".

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