Jim Hamilton is a Scottish rugby union footballer who played for Saracens and Scotland. Hamilton was educated at Coundon Court School in Conventry, and played for Barkers Butts RFC. Whilst at this club, he was part of the Warwickshire Colts side berfore joining Leicester Tigers. He also spent a summer playing in New Zealand in order to advance his potential. Known as Big Jim, Hamilton was both the tallest and heaviest member of the Leicester squad. Hamilton played for England at under-21 level but decided to opt for senior honours with Scotland. He was the 1000th man to be capped by Scotland when he made an appearance off the bench against Romania in November of 2006. Hamilton gained his second cap off the bench against Australia when called up at the last minute for Nathan Hines.
Hamilton was later included in the 2007 World Cup squad making several appearances during the group stages. Hamilton scored his first international try for Scotland in June of 2010, during Scotland’s win over Argentina. In 2008, Hamilton signed a three-year contract with Edinburgh Rugby. Furthermore, Hamilton later moved to Gloucester for the 2010/11 season where he became captain for the 2012/13 season under their coach, Nigel Davies. In December of 2012, it was announced that Hamilton would leave Gloucester at the end of the season to join French club, Montpellier on a three year contract.
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