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Nick De Luca
Nick de Luca
DOB1st Feb 1984
BirthplaceDumfries, Scotland
Height1.83 m (6' 0")
Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
PositionCentre
ClubEdinburgh Rugby
HonoursScotland (43 caps)
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Nick de Luca was an apprentice with Edinburgh before leaving to join Border Reivers at the end of the 2005/06 season.

He returned to the capital a year later and has become a key figure for Edinburgh ever since.

Nick has represented Scotland at every age group, as well as at Sevens, ‘A’ and senior level.

He made his Sevens debut during 2004 and has played in a number of marquee tournaments across the globe, including the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and the world-famous Hong Kong Sevens.

Nick played Churchill Cup rugby in 2006 and 2007 before earning a senior call up for the 2008 Six Nations.

He won his first Scotland cap against France at Murrayfield that year and, having recovered from an early season injury, has been named in Andy Robinson’s squad for the 2010 Six Nations. 

Up close and personal…

Nickname
 
Raul
Pets
 
I’ve got a dog
Car
 
Toyota
Do you collect anything?
 
No
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
 
 
 
If you could invite any 4 people for dinner who would you invite and why?
 
Jamie Oliver, Julius Ceaser, MalcomX, Muhammed Ali
 
What sporting event anywhere in the world would you pay the most to go and see?
The Olympic 100 metre final or the NBA final
 
Do you have any superstitions?
No
Where are you most likely to be found off the rugby pitch?
On my sofa
Do you play any other sports?
I go climbing and play pool and tennis
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself
 
 
Favourite...

Meal
 
Lasagne
Type of Magners (Original, Pear or Draught)
 
Original
Film
 
Lord of the Rings
TV Show
 
The Inbetweeners
Actor
 
Will Smith
Actress
 
Jenifer Aniston
Music
 
Kanye West
Gadget
 
iPhone
Newspaper
 
The Scotsman
Holiday destination
 
Diving in the Red Sea
 
Rugby

Earliest rugby memories?
 
 
Playing against my brother in the back garden
Where did you first play rugby?
 
Dumfries Saints
Favourite player growing up?
 
Gavin Hastings
First autograph?
 
 
Most influential coach?
 
Too many to single one out
Previous Clubs?
 
Edinburgh Accies, Heriots, Borders
Club Tournaments played in?
Heineken Cup
Magners League
 
 
 
International Honours
 
All age grades, Scotland (11 senior caps)
Favourite Ground?
 
The Westpac Stadium in Wellington and Murrayfield
Toughest opponent?
 
Ma’a Nonu
 
 Best...

Moment in rugby
 
Finishing second in the Magners League last season
Team mate, reason why
 
Jim Hamilton because he’s an energizer and gives a lot to the squad. There’s many others as well though.
Try
 
 
Tackle
 
 
Magners League moment
 
Beating Cardiff Blues to secure second place last year
Part of being a professional sportsman
Doing something you love
 
 Worst...

Moment in rugby
 
Getting thumped by Leinster last year
Ground to play at
 
The SportsGround/ Mansfield park
Magners League moment
 
 
Part of being a professional sportsman
Playing an outdoor sport in Scotland
 
Who is currently the best…

Sportsman in the world
 
Usain Bolt
Sportswoman in the world
 
Serena Williams
Rugby player in the world
 
Matt Giteau
Soccer player in the world
 
Lionel Messi
Rugby referee in the world
 
 
 
 
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
07/09/2013
Munster Rugby
1





5
80
13/09/2013
Newport Gwent Dragons







80
21/09/2013
Ospreys







80
27/09/2013
Scarlets







47
25/10/2013
Benetton Treviso







80
29/11/2013
Connacht Rugby
1





5
80
20/12/2013
Leinster Rugby







80
26/12/2013
Glasgow Warriors







80
15/02/2014
Connacht Rugby







80
22/02/2014
Scarlets
1





5
40
21/03/2014
Ulster Rugby







40
Total Played 11 3
0
0
0
0
0
15
767
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2013-2014 - RaboDirect PRO12
Edinburgh Rugby
10 +1
3





15
2013-2014 Total

10 +1
3





15
2012-2013 - RaboDirect PRO12
Edinburgh Rugby
10





1

2012-2013 Total

10





1

2011-2012 - RaboDirect PRO12
Edinburgh Rugby
8
3



1

15
2011-2012 Total

8
3



1

15
2010-2011 - Magners League
Edinburgh Rugby
4 +3




1


2010-2011 Total

4 +3




1


2009-2010 - Magners League
Edinburgh Rugby
10 +4







2009-2010 Total

10 +4







2008-2009 - Magners League
Edinburgh Rugby
17 +1
4





20
2008-2009 Total

17 +1
4





20
2007-2008 - Magners League
Edinburgh Rugby
16 +1
4



1

20
2007-2008 Total

16 +1
4



1

20
2006-2007 - Magners League
Border Reivers
17 +1
1



1

5
2006-2007 Total

17 +1
1



1

5
2005-2006 - Celtic League
Edinburgh Gunners
2 +3







2005-2006 Total

2 +3







Total - GUINNESS PRO14

94 +14
15



4
1
75
Total

94 +14
15
0
0
0
4
1
75
A plus sign (+) in the played column denotes substitute appearance
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