Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Simon Berghan made his international debut as a substitute against France in 2017 and started in the Calcutta Cup win over England a year later.
He is eligible to represent Scotland through his grandfather, Andrew Davidson, from Stirling. The prop had made 24 appearances for Edinburgh before being named in the Scotland squad for the first time ahead of the 2017 RBS 6 Nations, coming off the bench in three Tests. Berghan went on to feature in Scotland’s Autumn Tests later that year at BT Murrayfield, marking a first start in the epic win over Australia in November.
A consistency of selection led to Berghan’s inclusion in the 2019 Rugby World Cup squad, adding a couple of caps to his name in the process, and he has been a mainstay of Scotland wider squads since, culminating in a replacement appearance in the historic victory in the 2021 Guinness Six Nations in Paris against France. He recently moved to Glasgow Warriors after nearly seven years with Edinburgh.
Date of birth: 07/12/1990
Scotland Debut: 12/02/2017
Place of birth: Christchurch (NZ)