|Playing Position: Lock |
Club: Edinburgh and Stirling County
Craig Peter Hamilton won his first cap on Scotland’s 2004 summer tour to Australia, coming on as a replacement in the second Test. The cap was reward for sterling performances against Queensland Reds, New South Wales Country, and New South Wales which led him to be heralded as the ‘find of the tour’. He represented Scotland under-21 in the 2000 SANZAR tournament, starting against Tonga and coming on as a replacement against South Africa and Argentina. He started in all three games that Scotland A played in the Barclays Churchill Cup in Canada in June 2006, and he continued in that team five months later for the Perth match against Australia A. He had two replacement appearances for Scotland A in the 2007 Churchill Cup in England. Craig also represented Scottish Students, in particular starting in their game against French Students at Inverleith in March 2002. Craig, a former pupil of Stranraer Academy, was originally with the Wigtownshire club and latterly West of Scotland before crossing the border to study in Newcastle and join Newcastle Falcons, where he played alongside fellow Scot, Stuart Grimes. They were reunited with Border Reivers in season 2006-2007, and they made their competition debuts for Reivers together in the second row against Connacht at Netherdale on the Magners League’s opening day that season. Craig moved from Newcastle to Glasgow Warriors in the summer of 2005, then to Reivers a year later, and on to Edinburgh in 2007.
2008 - Scotland 6Nations Squad