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Gavin Hastings

Former International Rugby Player

Gavin Hastings is best known as an international rugby player. He had 61 caps at full back for Scotland, 20 of them as Captain. He captained the British Lions on the 1993 tour to New Zealand and has scored 700 points in test rugby. As managing director of his own consultancy he handles sponsorship deals to raise awareness of companies by association with high profile sporting events or teams. Most recently Gavin has been the driving force behind projects such as Scotland's 2009 Ryder Cup bid.

"Losers make promises, winners make commitments" Gavin Hastings

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In detail

Gavin's debut for Scotland was against France in 1986 alongside his brother Scott. Gavin kicked 6 penalty goals to give Scotland victory by 18 points to 17. Gavin retired from rugby following the 1995 World Cup in South Africa and founded Hastings International.

What he offers you

Gavin offers audiences great insight into what it takes to be a great team player and leader. He shows how we can apply the lessons learned on the rugby pitch to a business environment to achieve better performance. He is also an excellent event host and entertaining after dinner speaker.

How he presents

No stranger to public speaking Gavin appears regularly in the media and newspapers and his tailor-made presentations are filled with a mix of humorous and inspirational anecdotes.


He presents in English.

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  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Host
  • After Dinner


  • 1997
    Best Seat in the House: Diary of the 1997 British Lions Tour to South Africa (with Miles Harrison)
  • 1994
    High Balls and Happy Hours: An Autobiography (with Clem Thomas)
  • 1993
    So Close to Glory: The Lion's in New Zealand 1993 (with Ian McGeechan)
  • 1990
    Scotland's Grand Slam, 1990 (with Ian McGeechan, Ian Robertson, Mick Cleary and David Sole)

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