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Former Scotland Rugby player Scott Hastings reveals cancer diagnosis 

The 57-year-old former British and Irish Lion has revealed he is receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Former Scotland and British and Irish Lions Rugby player Scott Hastings reveals cancer diagnosis SNS Group
Scott Hastings earned 65 caps when playing for Scotland.

Former Scotland Rugby player Scott Hastings has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.

The 57-year-old former British and Irish Lion has revealed he is half-way through treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Hastings confirmed the news on Saturday morning in a message on social media.

He wrote: “Thanks for all your supportive messages that are helping me get through my chemo for Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

“I am half-way through treatment which is going well apart from hair!

“My cancer is very treatable and non life threatening! Fantastic support from former players who had great respect for each other on off the pitch!”

The former Scotland player earned his first cap on January 17, 1986, in a match against France.

He went on to play at centre for his country from 1986 to 1997, earning 65 caps.

At the time of his retirement in 1997, he was Scotland’s most-capped player ever.