Samuel Hidalgo-Clyne (born 4 August 1993) is a Scottish rugby union player who signed for Racing 92 as medical cover for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, having most recently played for English side Harlequins on loan from Welsh side Scarlets in the Guinness Pro14 and Scotland. He joined the Scarlets following the conclusion of the 2017/18 season. His primary position is as a scrum-half, but he can also operate as a fly-half, winger and full-back.
|Birth name||Samuel Peter Hidalgo-Clyne|
|Date of birth||4 August 1993|
|Place of birth||Granada, Spain|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||84.2 kg (13 st 4 lb)|
|School||Corstorphine Primary, The Royal High School, Merchiston Castle School|
|Rugby union career|
Born in Jayena, Granada, Spain, he moved to Edinburgh at the age of three. He began playing rugby at primary school for Forrester RFC and continued there when he started his secondary schooling at the Royal High School. Having gained a scholarship, he attended Merchiston Castle School where he played as a stand-off before being selected as a scrum-half.
Hidalgo-Clyne specialised in international sevens for the 2011–12 season and joined Edinburgh's elite development roster in the summer of 2012.
Upon his return, Hidalgo-Clyne put himself in contention for a place in the senior squad and made his debut against Munster in September 2013. His first try for the club came in the opening minute of Edinburgh's 48–0 evisceration of Benetton Treviso in December 2014. At the end of the 2014–15 season, Hidalgo-Clyne was named the Pro12 Young Player of the Year.
Hidalgo-Clyne made his full Scotland debut on Saturday 7 February 2015, coming off the replacements' bench in a 15–8 defeat to France in the 2015 Six Nations Championship, and did so again in each of the remaining four matches.
Hidalgo-Clyne has also represented Scotland under-17, under-18, under-20 and Scotland Sevens.
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