- DOB29 Jan 1996
First honing his craft at Shelford RFC, Rory Hutchinson rose through Saints Academy ranks before signing on with Saints to make his full debut in 2015.
Representing home county Cambridgeshire, Eastern Counties and the Scottish Exiles whilst studying at Felsted School, Hutchinson represented Scotland at both Under-18s and Under-20s level – playing in both the 2014 and 2015 World Rugby Under-20s Championships and Six Nations competitions to become the joint most-capped Scotland Under-20s player ever.
And the talented centre would enjoy his first run of regular senior rugby in 2016/17, scoring his first points in a Saints shirt on his Premiership debut against Exeter Chiefs – a score that would go on to win the Club's try of the Season award that term.
Hutchinson helped Wanderers to back-to-back Premiership Rugby Shield titles in 2017 and 2018 before really starting to excel in Black, Green and Gold under director of rugby Chris Boyd; the centre was named Saints’ Breakthrough Player of the Year for the 2018/19 season, while also collecting Club and Premiership Player of the Month awards, and a nomination for the Land Rover Discovery of the Season gong across the whole league that term.
And after stellar performance that saw Saints to the knock-out stages of every senior competition, with Hutchinson featuring in Saints' Gallagher Premiership semi-final against Exeter and a part of the side that lifted the Premiership Rugby Cup in 2019, the centre was rewarded with a first call-up to the Scotland senior side that summer.
Hutchinson would make his international debut in the Rugby World Cup warm-up matches, scoring twice against Georgia to mark his first start for Scotland, before featuring for them again in the 2020 Six Nations tournament.
And the centre would continue to impress on the club stage, helping Saints to their first win on French soil since 2011 on the way to the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup in his 26 appearances in the 2019/20 season.