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 32)
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–
Ulster
Glasgow
7
120
(5)
(190)
Correct as of 11 November 2018
National team(s)
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 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. [5]

Seymour plays for Glasgow Warriors in the Pro14, having previously represented Ulster. [6] [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. [7]

International career

Qualifying to play internationally for Scotland through his Glasgow-born mother, [6] on 24 October 2012 he was named in the full Scottish national team for the 2012 end-of-year rugby union tests. [8] [9] 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. [10] 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 he announced his retirement from playing international rugby. [11]

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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. http://www.glasgowwarriors.com/articles/news/009919.php
  5. http://www.scottishrugby.org/news/18/08/21/tennent%E2%80%99s-premiership-clubs-decide-pro-player-draft
  6. 1 2 "Tommy Seymour Glasgow Warriors profile". Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  7. "Tommy Seymour: Former Scotland and British & Irish Lions wing retires". BBC Sport. 28 April 2021. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  8. "Seven rookies in Scotland squad" . Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  9. "Tommy Seymour Scotland squad profile" . Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  10. "British and Irish Lions 2017: Sam Warburton captain, Dylan Hartley out". BBC Sport. 19 April 2017.
  11. "Scotland's Tommy Seymour retires from international duty". BBC Sport. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 15 August 2020.

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