Nicholas John De Luca made his international debut as Scotland’s outside centre in the RBS Six Nations Championship match against France at Murrayfield in February 2008, and he was in that role also against Wales at the Millennium Stadium six days later.
Nick’s first cap followed on from Scotland appearances in every age group as well as Scotland A and the international seven-a-side squad. His seven-a-side debut was in the IRB Emirates Airline Dubai tournament in November 2004 before he travelled on to the South African event in George the following week. He was also a member of the Scotland team who drew 33-33 with Argentina in the sevens curtain-raiser at Murrayfield during the November 2005 Autumn Tests.
He was selected for the IRB tournaments in Wellington, NZ, and Los Angeles, USA, and helped Scotland pick up the Bowl from both events before being selected for the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, and IRB Hong Kong Sevens. His injury-time try against Tonga in the final of the USA Bowl competition secured a 26-21 win and the silverware. His next involvement with Scotland 7s didn't come until the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s in 2014.
He was in the Scotland A squads in the Churchill Cup tournaments in 2006 (Canada) and 2007 (England), playing in two games each year. He had three more Scotland A appearances in the IRB Nations Cup tournament in Bucharest in June 2009. Following the 2007 Churchill Cup he was among five uncapped players included in Scotland’s World Cup preparation squad.
A former pupil of Lockberie Academy, Nick was an apprentice with Edinburgh Gunners in season 2005/06 before he joined Border Reivers. His competition debut for Reivers was in the Netherdale match against Connacht on the 2006/07 Magners League’s opening day, and at the end of that season he returned to Edinburgh.