Career timeline of former Scotland scrum-half Mike Blair

Blair, with Edinburgh, in 2005. Picture: Getty

Blair, with Edinburgh, in 2005. Picture: Getty

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2002: First comes to prominence helping Boroughmuir win the Melrose Sevens.

First capped for Scotland in a 26-23 loss to Canada in Vancouver.

2002-12: Plays with Edinburgh Rugby in the Celtic League.

2003: Second choice scrum-half to skipper Bryan Redpath in Rugby World Cup.

2004: Makes the quarter-finals of the old Heineken Cup with Edinburgh.

2008: Leads Scotland to victory in the Calcutta Cup.

Nominated for the IRB Player of the Year award.

2009: Tours with the Lions to South Africa.

2012: Makes the semi-finals of the old Heineken Cup with Edinburgh.

2012-13: Plays one season with Brive in the Top 14.

2013: Retires from international rugby as the most capped Scotland scrum-half with 85 appearances.

2013-15: Plays with newcastle in the aviva premiership.

2015-16: Fulfils one season of a two-year deal with glasgow.

2016: Retires from rugby after suffering two bad concussions in the space of three months to concentrate on coaching.

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