Scott Lawson moved to Newcastle Falcons in the summer of 2013, the robust hooker bringing with him a wealth of Premiership experience having played for Sale Sharks, spending four seasons at Gloucester Rugby and making 18 league outings in his single season at London Irish. Starting his professional career with Glasgow Warriors after coming through his junior club, Biggar RFC, Lawson moved south of the border after three seasons in the Pro12. After six seasons elsewhere in the Premiership the Lanark-born Hooker moved to the North East and quickly became a first-team regular, his consistent performances at the heart of the front row making him a valuable member of the senior squad. A vastly-experienced international, Lawson has to date collected 46 caps for Scotland including a try-scoring performance in his team’s opening match of the 2007 Rugby World Cup against Portugal. As well as his playing commitments with the Falcons he is also head coach of National Two North club Tynedale.