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Gregor Townsend
Scotland
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Full name Gregor Peter John Townsend
Born April 26, 1973, Edinburgh
Current age 41 years 97 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Northampton Saints, Scotland A, Scotland, Scotland XV
Position Fly-half
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 204 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1993-2003 84 77 7 164 17 8 14 7 34 48 2 41.66
Scotland 1993-2003 82 75 7 164 17 8 14 7 32 48 2 40.24
British and Irish Lions 1997-1997 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 100.00
Five/Six Nations 1993-2003 43 41 2 66 10 2 1 3 18 24 1 43.02
IRB Rugby World Cup 1999-2003 10 8 2 21 2 1 0 3 6 4 0 60.00

Career statistics
Test debut England v Scotland at Twickenham, Mar 6, 1993 match details
Last Test Australia v Scotland at Brisbane, Nov 8, 2003 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1997-1998 20 19 1 27 3 0 3 1 9 11 0 45.00
Northampton Saints 1997-1998 20 19 1 27 3 0 3 1 9 11 0 45.00
Profile

Gregor Townsend made his international debut for Scotland against England during the 1993 Five Nations.

A mercurial, and often frustrating, talent at fly-half Townsend went on to win a then record 82 caps for Scotland whilst enjoying a varied and successful club career.

He began his club days with Gala RFC before joining Northampton Saints in 1995, subsequently being selected for the 1997 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa, on which he won Test caps at fly-half while Neil Jenkins of Wales occupied the fullback shirt.

Townsend left the Saints in 1998, joining French side Brive. Townsend was part of the Scotland side that won the last Five Nations championship in 1999 and the following year made the move from Brive to Castres.

Post-Castres, Townsend returned to Scotland with the Border Reivers in 2002 before moving to South Africa to play for Natal Sharks in the 2004 Super 12.

After his southern hemisphere odyssey, Townsend returned to the French top-flight with Montpellier before ending his career with Borders in 2006. Post-retirement Townsend has enjoyed stints coaching with Borders, Edinburgh and Scotland A and was appointed as Scotland backs coach for the 2009 Six Nations in January 2009.

He was later retained as Scotland's attack coach when Andy Robinson took control of the national side in the summer of 2009, opting to leave three years later in order to succeed Sean Lineen at Glasgow Warriors.

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Townsend delighted with Nakarawa capture (Aug 21, 2013) Townsend dismisses Scotland speculation (Nov 30, 2012) Wales' triple Grand Slam-winners, finales against France and Jonny Wilkinson at Toulon (Mar 26, 2012) Scots eye final flourish (Mar 16, 2012) Robinson receives SRU backing (Mar 12, 2012) Gregor Townsend news and articles (24) »
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Jan 10, 2013
Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend fields questions ahead of Friday's match
Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend fields questions ahead of Friday's match
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Jan 3, 2013
Glasgow's Al Kellock and Gregor Townsend chat during training
Glasgow's Al Kellock and Gregor Townsend chat during training
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Oct 25, 2012
Glasgow's Gregor Townsend provides some pointers
Glasgow's Gregor Townsend provides some pointers
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Aug 23, 2012
The Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend alongside Peter Horne
The Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend alongside Peter Horne
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