Full name Ian Robert Hastie
Born September 7, 1929, Kelso
Died April 6, 2009 (aged 79 years 211 days)
Major teams Scotland
|Test debut||France v Scotland at Colombes, Jan 8, 1955 match details|
|Last Test||Scotland v Ireland at Murrayfield, Feb 28, 1959 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Hastie won six caps for Scotland between 1955 and 1959, three of them against France. In the 1958 match against France at Murrayfield, Hastie's try, where he caught an astute throw from Scotland captain Arthur Smith at a short lineout and drove over, was decisive in winning the game 11-9 for Scotland.
Educated at Kelso High School, Hastie did his National Service with the Cameronians in Malaysia, during which he demonstrated his prowess at boxing becoming the Far East light heavyweight champion.
He played his club rugby for Kelso - where he was captain in the 1954/55 and 1955/56 seasons - and also represented the South.
A joiner by trade, Hastie had worked on the railways in Scotland and when he emigrated to New Zealand with his wife Loretta, son Ian and daughters Marion and Janice in 1964, he began work with the New Zealand Railway Company, with whom he served until his retirement.
Hastie's love of sport continued in New Zealand, where he represented New Zealand at darts doubles, competing in international tournaments as far afield as Australia and Hawaii.
He died in hospital in Wellington, New Zealand on April 7, 2009, at the age of 79.
His brother, former Scotland team manager, Arthur Hastie, said, "Ian was very dedicated to his rugby. He was a very hard trainer and used to run the roads at night with the aid of a torch. He was a great handler and a very good sevens player which came through in the XV-a-side game. As a prop, he was a strong scrummager. In open play, he wasn't fast but, a bit like Hughie McLeod, he read the game very well."