- Name:Nathan Hines
- Date of Birth:November 29, 1976
- Place of Birth:Wagga-Wagga, Australia
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Nathan Hines, one of just two Scotland players to make the squad, provides the Lions with an experienced option in the second row.
Hines, one of just two Scotland players to make the squad, provides the Lions with an experienced option in the second row.
The Perpignan lock was born and raised in Australia but a switch to play club rugby in Scotland in 1998 led to a Test debut for his adopted country two years later. He qualifies by virtue of a grandfather from Govan.
He has since won 58 caps and played at two World Cups, although also has the dubious honour of becoming the first Scot to be sent off in a Test match when he saw red against the USA in 2002.
Standing at 6ft 7in and weighing almost 19 stone, he provides a physical presence in the pack and a safe option at the lineout.
The 32-year-old is one of five specialist locks in the Lions squad, including skipper Paul O'Connell, meaning he faces fierce competition for a place in the Test XV.