|Date of birth||11 September 1983|
Alasdair Dickinson's dynamic ball-carrying and powerful scrummaging at looshead prop have made him an important member of the Scotland squad in recent seasons. Having made his debut for Edinburgh in 2004, Dickinson completed a move to Gloucester in 2007, where he became a vital member of the front row. Prior to his joining up with the Scotland squad for World Cup preparations, Dickinson's move to Sale for the 2011/12 season was announced. Dickinson made his debut for Scotland in testing circumstances, coming on as a substitute against New Zealand in the 2007 World Cup.