Gavin Hastings


Gavin Hastings, scottish rugby speaker



Scottish Rugby speaker Gavin Hastings was part of the formidable Hastings brothers who became some of most popular Scottish national players of the 1990’s; one of the most outstanding Rugby Union players of his generation Gavin now works as a dedicated sports speaker appearing at after dinner speaker events across both Scotland the rest of the UK.

Born in Edinburgh in 1962, Gavin attended Cambridge University where he won two rugby blues and captained the University team in the 1985 Varsity Match. He made his professional debut in 1986 in the Five Nations Championships playing for Scotland against the French side.

Captaining the Scottish Watsonians side Gavin Hastings became incredibly popular with the Scottish public; his leadership abilities were tested time and time again in his role as captain at a number of other domestic clubs, including London Scottish, the Barbarians and the British Lions national side. His work as a rugby speaker covers his various roles and the numerous tournaments in which he acted as captain and is filled with a selection of enlightening and entertaining stories about his fellow players and team mates.

Part of the historical Scotland team that won the Grand Slam in 1990 and as such remains a legend amongst Scotland fans and is frequently asked to discuss these successes in his capacity as an after dinner speaker. Gavin Hastings played in the first three Rugby World Cups and scored a memorable try that gave Scotland their first away victory against France in more than 25 years when the teams met in Paris in 1995.

Gavin retired from International Rugby following the 1995 World Cup in South Africa to become a dedicated sports speaker. Retiring with over 700 points Gavin boasts 61 test appearances for his country, 20 of which he acted as captain, and 6 for the British Lions. He and his brother Scott remain the only brothers to play on the British Lions Test Match.

As well as working as a rugby speaker Gavin Hasting also runs a company specialising in sports marketing and event management. Current clients include The Famous Grouse whisky, current sponsors of the Scottish Rugby Team, as well as BT Scotland, BT Cellnet (now O2) and The Ladies European Golf Tour.


Gavin Hastings  is available as 

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Ex Scottish Rugby After Dinner Speakers

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