Former pupil of Trinity PS and Hawick HS, Lisa Thomson got involved with rugby at Jed Minis. She made her international debut against England at Broadwood in the 2016 Six Nations opener.
She played through the pathways, East of Scotland under-18s, Scotland under-18 and under-20, and for clubs Langholm under-15 – with whom she won the Brewin Dolphin under-15 Cup in 2012 – and Murrayfield Wanderers under-18 before joining Melrose Ladies.
A student of Applied Sports Science at University of Edinburgh, she was awarded the Keri Holdsworth Player of the Match when Edinburgh beat St Andrew’s in the Varsity Cup in 2015.
Thomson took a break from her degree and joined top female French club Lille Metropole Rugby Club Villeneuvois (LMRCV) for the season 2017/18.
Thomson currently plays for Premier 15s side, Sale Sharks, having previously played for DMP Sharks.
Thomson was captain for Scotland Women for the 2018/19 season.
Lisa made her debut for Scotland Women 7s in 2016 in Prague and has been selected for all subsequent seasons. This has included six Rugby Europe tournaments, the World Rugby Women’s World Series Qualifiers in Hong Kong and in the Scotland squad that was invited to compete in the 2019 Biarritz leg of the Women’s World Series.
She was selected in the wider training squad with GB7s ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In June 2021 she was selected as the travelling reserve for Team GB.
Date of birth: 07/09/1997
Scotland Debut: 14/03/2016
Place of birth: Melrose