|Full name||Andrew Gavin Hastings|
|Date of birth||3 January 1962|
|Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Height||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||91 kg (201 lb; 14 st 5 lb)|
|School||George Watson's College|
Paisley College of Technology
|Notable relative(s)||Adam Hastings (son)|
Scott Hastings (brother)
|Rugby union career|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career WLAF statistics|
Andrew Gavin Hastings,(born 3 January 1962) is a Scottish former rugby union player. A fullback, he is widely regarded to be one of the best ever Scottish rugby players and was one of the outstanding players of his generation, winning 61 caps for Scotland, 20 of which as captain. He played for Watsonians, London Scottish, Cambridge University, Scotland and the British Lions. He twice toured with the Lions, to Australia in 1989 and as captain on the 1993 tour to New Zealand.
Hastings was born in Edinburgh, and was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, Paisley College of Technology (now the University of the West of Scotland), and Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he read Land Economy and graduated with a BA in 1986.
Hastings captained the victorious 1985 Cambridge University side, and during his sabbatical year he won the Gallaher Shield with Auckland University. In Scotland, Hastings played for Watsonians.
Hastings played for Edinburgh District in the era before professionalism, before switching to the club side London Scottish, and also then turned out for the Scottish Exiles.
When rugby union turned professional in 1996, he was still playing for London Scottish.
Hastings captained the first Scottish schoolboys' side to win on English soil.
He won 5 caps for Scotland 'B' between 1983 and 1985.
Hastings made his debut for Scotland against France in 1986 and was a central figure in Scotland's 1990 Five Nations Grand Slam. In February 1995 he became the holder of a record number of Scottish caps when he made his 53rd full international appearance, passing Colin Deans and Jim Renwick.
Hastings's final game was on 11 June 1995 against New Zealand in Pretoria at the quarter-finals of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. By the end of that match he had scored 667 international points, a Scottish record that stood until surpassed by Chris Paterson in 2008.
Hastings captained Scotland on 20 occasions including at the 1995 World Cup.
Hastings first played for the British Lions in 1986, against a Rest of the World XV, before playing in all three tests of the successful 1989 tour to Australia and against France in 1989. He was captain on the 1993 tour to New Zealand, where the Lions lost the test series 2–1.
On 30 August 2007 Hastings was announced as the chairman of the new Edinburgh professional rugby club.
In 1996, Hasting joined the Scottish Claymores, an American Football team in the NFL Europe. He played a single season as a placekicker, scoring 24 of 27 conversions, but missed his only attempt at a field goal. Despite the Claymores winning the World Bowl, Hastings was released at the end of the season.
Hastings' younger brother Scott was also a Scotland international player.
His son, Adam plays for Gloucester Rugby and also has represented Scotland. His niece, Kerry-Anne, represents Scotland at hockey.
Hastings' wife Diane, whom he married in 1993, was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2003.
Hastings's nickname is "Big Gav".
Hastings awarded an Honorary Blue from Heriot Watt University in 1995 for his contribution to sport at a national level.
Hastings was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1993 for services to rugby union.
Hastings was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2003 and later into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2013.
Since its formation in 2001, Hastings has been the Patron of Sandpiper Trust, a Scottish charity which provides life-saving medical equipment to rural doctors, nurses and paramedics across Scotland.
|1||Wales||National Stadium, Cardiff||1986 Five Nations Championship||1 February 1986||Loss||22-15|
|2||Zimbabwe||Athletic Park, Wellington||1987 Rugby World Cup||30 May 1987||Win||60-21|
|3||Romania||Carisbrook, Dunedin||1987 Rugby World Cup||2 June 1987||Win||28-55|
|5||France||Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh||1988 Five Nations Championship||6 February 1988||Win||23-12|
|6||Australia||Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh||1988 Australia rugby union tour of England, Scotland and Italy||19 November 1988||Loss||13-32|
|7||Fiji||Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh||1989 Fiji rugby union tour of Europe||28 October 1989||Win||38-17|
|8||Argentina||Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh||1990 Argentina rugby union tour of British Isles||10 November 1990||Win||49-3|
|9||Ireland||Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh||1991 Five Nations Championship||16 March 1991||Win||28-25|
|10||Japan||Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh||1991 Rugby World Cup||5 October 1991||Win||47-9|
|11||France||Parc de Princes, Paris||1995 Five Nations Championship||18 February 1995||Win||21-23|
|12||Romania||Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh||Test Match||22 April 1995||Win||49-16|
|13||Ivory Coast||Olympia Park, Rustenburg||1995 Rugby World Cup||26 May 1995||Win||0-89|
|17||Tonga||Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria||1995 Rugby World Cup||29 May 1995||Win||41-5|
|1||Australia||Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane||1989 British Lions tour to Australia||8 July 1989||Win||12-19|