Tommy Seymour

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Tommy Seymour
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Seymour in 2013
Birth nameThomas Samuel Fenwick Seymour
Date of birth (1988-07-01) 1 July 1988 (age 35)
Place of birth Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb; 209 lb)
School Down High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Fullback
Amateur team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2017–18
2018–
Marr
Currie
()
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2010–2011
2011–2021
Ulster
Glasgow
7
120
(5)
(190)
Correct as of 11 November 2018
International career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2007
2013–2019
2017
Ireland U19
Scotland
British & Irish Lions

55

(100)
Correct as of 13 October 2019

Thomas Samuel Fenwick Seymour (born 1 July 1988) is a Scottish former professional rugby union player. He made 55 international appearances for the Scotland national rugby union team 2013–2019, scoring 20 tries which placed him fourth-top try scorer for the country. He played in two world cups and the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. His regular playing position is wing.

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Early life

Seymour was born in Nashville and spent his first nine years in the United States before his father's job took the family overseas, first to Dubai for eighteen months and later to Belfast. [1] [2] He attended Down High School. [3]

Club career

Seymour was drafted to Marr RFC in the Scottish Premiership for the 2017-18 season. [4] Seymour was drafted to Currie in the Scottish Premiership for the 2018-19 season.

Seymour played for Glasgow Warriors in the Pro14, having previously represented Ulster. [5] [3] He was named in the Pro12 Dream Teams at the end of the 2014/15 and 2016/17 seasons.[ citation needed ] In April 2021 he announced his retirement from all professional rugby. [6]

International career

Qualifying to play internationally for Scotland through his Glasgow-born mother, [5] on 24 October 2012 he was named in the full Scottish national team for the 2012 end-of-year rugby union tests. [7] [8] In November 2014 he scored two tries from interceptions against Argentina and New Zealand and followed it up with a try against Tonga.

In April 2017 Seymour was named as one of two Scottish players selected for the initial British & Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand in June and July. [9] While not featuring in any of the test matches he appeared in four games on tour scoring one try against the Highlanders and two tries against the Hurricanes. His three tries meant he was the leading try scorer on tour.[ citation needed ]

In December 2019 Seymour announced his retirement from playing international rugby. [10]

International tries

As of 21 November 2021. [11]
TryOpposing TeamVenueCompetitionDateResultScore
1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2013 Autumn Internationals 9 November 2013Win42-17
2
3Flag of France.svg  France Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2014 Six Nations 8 March 2014Loss17-19
4Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2014 Autumn Internationals 8 November 2014Win41-31
5Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 15 November 2014Loss16-24
6Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga Rugby Park, Kilmarnock 22 November 2014Win37-12
7Flag of France.svg  France Stade de France, Paris 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-ups 5 September 2015Loss19-16
8Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester 2015 Rugby World Cup 23 September 2015Win10-45
9Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa St James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne 3 October 2015Loss16-34
10Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa St James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne 10 October 2015Win33-36
11Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Twickenham Stadium, London 18 October 2015Loss35-34
12Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2016 Six Nations 13 February 2016Loss27-23
13Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Stadio Olimpico, Rome 27 February 2016Win20-36
14Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Rugby Park, Kilmarnock 2016 Autumn Internationals 26 November 2016Win43-16
15Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2017 Six Nations 25 February 2017Win29-13
16Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 18 March 2017Win29-0
17Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2018 Autumn Internationals 10 November 2018Win54-17
18
19
20Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Shizuoka Stadium, Shizuoka 2019 Rugby World Cup 9 October 2019Win0-61

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References

  1. Sadlier, Michael (21 December 2015). "Tommy Seymour is driven on by painful final memories". The Belfast Telegraph . Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  2. English, Tom (24 January 2015). "Glasgow's Tommy Seymour not chicken ahead of Bath match". BBC Sport . Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  3. 1 2 "Ulster seven in Ireland U19 squad". BBC News. 21 March 2007.
  4. "Glasgow Warriors | Pro-player draft". www.glasgowwarriors.com. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  5. 1 2 "Tommy Seymour Glasgow Warriors profile". Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  6. "Tommy Seymour: Former Scotland and British & Irish Lions wing retires". BBC Sport. 28 April 2021. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  7. "Seven rookies in Scotland squad" . Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  8. "Tommy Seymour Scotland squad profile" . Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  9. "British and Irish Lions 2017: Sam Warburton captain, Dylan Hartley out". BBC Sport. 19 April 2017.
  10. "Scotland's Tommy Seymour retires from international duty". BBC Sport. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  11. "Tommy Seymour". 21 November 2021.

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