McKibbin puts hand up for Scotland

Date published: June 16 2015

Departing Waratahs scrum-half Brendan McKibbin has indicated that he wants to play Test rugby for Scotland.

McKibbin, who moves to London Irish after the Waratahs' Super Rugby campaign, was born in Scotland and spent his first three years living in Kilmarnock before emigrating to Australia with his family.

The 29-year-old has been Wallaby scrum-half Nick Phipps' back-up for the past two seasons at the Waratahs. McKibbin came close to making his Test debut for Australia when he was in the matchday squad in a Test against Wales in 2012 but he did not get any game-time off the bench.

McKibbin told Reuters he is focused on helping the Waratahs to defend their Super Rugby title.

However, when asked if he would like to play for Scotland, McKibbin replied: "I think that's a given.

"(But) I haven't thought about it, I'm solely focused on the Waratahs and Waratahs rugby."