Sean Daniel Maitland marked his debut for Scotland against England at Twickenham in the first match of the 2013 RBS 6 Nations Championship. He joined Glasgow Warriors in autumn 2012 having built a reputation as a lethal finisher for Canterbury Crusaders since his debut in Super Rugby in 2008. He notched up 24 tries in the competition, scoring four in one game in 2011 to equal the single match record.
He joined Glasgow Warriors on a deal which will see him stay with the club until at least May 2015.
The 25 year old, who won world titles with New Zealand under-19 and under-20, had been courted by other Super Rugby sides before committing to the country of his grandparents, both of whom were born in Glasgow.
Maitland was born in Tokoroa near Hamilton on New Zealand's North Island and attended Hamilton Boys' High School. His cousin is the Australian stand-off Quade Cooper.
It did not take long for Maitland to score his first try for Glasgow, crossing the whitewash in the second leg of the 1872 Cup tie against Edinburgh at Murrayfield. He was rewarded for his first season in Scotland with selection for the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia.