Lamont Named The Famous Grouse Player-Of-The-Season
Powerful wing Sean Lamont is named today as The Famous Grouse Scotland Player of the Season. The 30-times-capped, Perth-born back, pipped team-mates Chris Paterson, Simon Taylor and Kelly Brown to win the poll, which was determined by votes from the media at the conclusion of Scotland’s eight games. Powerful wing Sean Lamont is named today as The Famous Grouse Scotland Player of the Season. The 30-times-capped, Perth-born back, pipped team-mates Chris Paterson, Simon Taylor and Kelly Brown to win the poll, which was determined by votes from the media at the conclusion of Scotland’s eight games. It’s a nice surprise and I feel honoured to be recognised in this way,” he said. Lamont (Northampton Saints) is the first out-and-out winger to win the award which was launched 11 years ago. Tara Kildare, sponsorship manager for The Famous Grouse said: “Many congratulations to Sean who has had a great season for Scotland. “His attacking style has contributed to him being the only wing to ever win The Famous Grouse Player of the Season and only the fourth back to win in the award’s history. Sean’s biography and a full list of previous winners of the award follow. The Famous Grouse Scotland Player of the Season 1996-97 – Doddie Weir 1997-98 – Alan Tait 1998-99 – Scott Murray 1999-2000 – Glenn Metcalfe 2000-01 – Tom Smith 2001 -02 – Scott Murray 2002-03 – Simon Taylor 2003-04 – Scott Murray 2004-05 – Chris Paterson 2005-06 – Jason White 2006-07 – Sean Lamont Sean Lamont (Northampton Saints) Wing. Born 15.1.81 in Perth. Height: 6ft 2ins. Weight: 16st. School – King Edward VII. Sean Fergus Lamont returned to his best during Scotland’s 2006-07 Test campaign. He added to his international try tally by scoring against Australia and France. It was the second successive season he had crossed the whitewash against Les Blues, having claimed a brace of tries in the 2006 Murrayfield victory. He was named man of the match in the RBS 6 Nations Championship win against Italy in 2005 for his hard-hitting display in both attack and defence. He made a try scoring Murrayfield debut against Australia in 2004, having previously won his first Scotland cap against Samoa on the 2004 Australasian tour.He joined Glasgow from Rotherham in the summer of 2003 and very quickly became a fans’ favourite. He moved to Northampton in 2005. He played in Scotland’s sevens team at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games. His other representative honours included Leicestershire Colts (while he was at Sheffield Hallam University) and Scottish Exiles. International record30 caps: 2004 – Sam A1 A2 A J A SA. 2005 – F I It W E R Arg Sam NZ. 2006 – F W E I It SA1 R PI A. 2007 – E W It I F. Points: 35 – 7 tries.