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Scotland star announces international retirement

Scotland’s second all-time points’ scorer (714) Greig Laidlaw – today brought an end to his Test career. 

Laidlaw has led the national team 39 times, more than anyone else, and becomes the third senior player to quit the national team after the World Cup.


“It’s probably one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make,” he told Scottish Rugby.

“I feel it’s the right time, for me as a player and a person and us for a family, and for the Scotland team as well.”

Scotland Head Coach, Gregor Townsend added: “Greig has been an outstanding servant for Scottish rugby, through the passion and skill he displayed when wearing the thistle on his chest and also on the many occasions he led the side.

“That he began his Scotland career at stand-off before claiming the number nine jersey shows what an exceptional rugby player he is and was for Scotland and, to be captain on so many occasions, rightly places him alongside the best players to ever led the national team.”

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