Scott Hastings


Former rugby player and sports speaker Scott Hastings is a Scottish national treasure; the most capped centre three quarter with 65 caps Hastings is a popular rugby speaker and frequently presents on the corporate after dinner speaker circuit. Playing in 51 Internationals with his brother and fellow rugby speaker Gavin, Scott Hastings is a former club captain and played full-back for the Scottish Schools. With Gavin by his side the Hastings brothers were a force to be reckoned with on the pitch and remain the only brothers to have played together in a British Lions Test match.

Making his first appearance for Scotland a month after his 21st birthday in January 1996 against France Hastings stayed with the team until 1999 when he retired to become a dedicated sports speaker. Whilst with the team Scott Hastings captained The Barbarians against the 1993 All Blacks and played in ten of Scotland’s fourteen World Cup games.

Taking a step away from playing Scott Hastings made his debut as a television presenter in 1999 when he joined ITV‘s commentary team for the Rugby World Cups, retaining this role for the 2003 competition. As well as working as a rugby speaker for the Scottish national team Scott Hastings has appeared at a number of British Lions after dinner speaker events after taking part in the team’s 1989 tour of Australia and 1993 tour of New Zealand.

Scott Hastings played rugby union with the Scottish Rugby Union and Edinburgh Reivers for 2 years prior to his eventual retirement in 1999. Now working as a dedicated rugby speaker Hastings also contributes to the commercial and sponsorship of the Watsonian Rugby Club. Scott continues to work as a television presenter and writes the occasional column for The Sunday Times and commentates for Setanta Sport on their coverage of The Celtic League and with Sky Sports in their coverage of the Heineken Cup.

To book Scott Hastings as the rugby speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Scott is known to cover the following topics:

  • Sporting Success
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Scottish Sport
  • Scottish Rugby League
  • Rugby Union