Gavin Hastings played in six British Lions test matches and was captain of the 1993 tour of New Zealand. He also played in the Scottish Grand Slam winning team of 1990 and represented Scotland in three rugby World Cups. Hastings played rugby for Cambridge University, Watsonians and London Scottish. He played his first match for Scotland in 1986 and scored all the points in an 18-17 victory over France at Murrayfield. He appeared 61 times for Scotland, scoring 676 points, and captained the national side on 20 occasions. In 1995, Hastings scored a memorable try against France to seal the first Scots win in Paris for 26 years. Hastings has also made 10 appearances from the invitation club, The Barbarians.