Hamish Watson made his Scotland debut as a replacement against Italy in the 2015 RBS 6 Nations defeat at BT Murrayfield, before repaying the favour in the Summer Test win in Torino.
The impressive club performances of young back-row Hamish Watson were rewarded with a senior international debut in the 2015 RBS 6 Nations Championship, against Italy at BT Murrayfield.
Watson had already represented Scotland at under-19, under-20 and Scotland 7s, before signing a senior deal in Edinburgh Rugby in 2014.
He moved north from the Leicester Tigers Academy for a centrally held Scotland 7s contract in the summer of 2011. After a string of impressive showings in the back-row he was approached to join the Edinburgh’s Elite Development Programme.
Hamish was a welcome addition to the squad, impressing at each outing thanks to quick turn of pace and breathless work-rate to the breakdown.
His 2014 full time pro contract was extended until May 2017 following standout performances last autumn – particularly in the wins over Munster and Bordeaux-Begles.
Hamish qualifies for Scotland through his grandparents and pulled on the dark blue jersey at the 2011 IRB Junior World Championships.
He was invited to train with the full national squad ahead of the 2014 viagogo Autumn Tests, but a broken jaw in Edinburgh’s win over Lyon in October curtailed his involvement.