I’ll never retire – Lamont

Date published: January 9 2015

Veteran centre or wing Sean Lamont has insisted he will never retire from international rugby as he looks to reach 100 caps for Scotland.

The 33-year-old, who on Friday lines up on the left wing for Glasgow at home to the Scarlets, is his country’s second-most capped player.

And he refuses to throw in the towel just yet as the Six Nations fast approaches, with Lamont eager to add to his tally on the Test stage.

“I’ll never retire,” the powerful back said, speaking to BBC Scotland. “I will only stop when they tell me I’m surplus to requirements.

“I’ll probably never better Chris Paterson’s [record] total of 109 [appearances] but you never know.”

He added: “It’s a great honour playing for Scotland. I love it.”

“If I get to the World Cup that might get me to 100 [caps] and then we’ll see what happens.”