Former Scotland rugby union captain Andy Nicol enjoyed a playing career of great distinction for more than a decade. He led Bath to the ultimate club prize of Heineken Cup glory in 1998 and two years later captained Scotland to their first Calcutta Cup victory over England for 10 years.First capped in 1992, he played 23 times at scrum half for Scotland as well as being called up for the British Lions tours in 1993 and 2001.
He started his career at Dundee High School before moving to Bath and then Glasgow in 1999, retiring in 2003.
Nicol was also called up as a late replacement for the British Lions in 2001 replacing Austin Healey, whilst on holiday in Australia.
He managed the Scottish based sevens team, Bone Steelers at the Dubai 7s from 2004 until 2006 and then again in 2009.
Now working regularly for the BBC Andy has a superb sense of humour and his after dinner speeches are coloured with stories and characters encountered throughout his career. With experience of speaking all over the world, he is equally skilled as a motivational or team building speaker, drawing from past experiences as Captain and lessons learnt throughout his diverse career. Andy will light up a room with his charm and wit and is a must for any event. Do bear him in mind for your golf day too as he plays off an extremely competitive handicap!
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