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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
Glasgow Hawks
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Glasgow Warriors
London Scottish
Correct as of 15 March 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Scotland U17
Scotland U19
Scotland U20
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.


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]


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

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