Status: National October 11, 2011
John Nathan Hines ( born November 29, 1976 in Wagga Wagga, Australia) is a Scottish rugby union player who is active for ASM Clermont Auvergne and the Scottish national team. He plays in the second row.
Hines began as a rugby league player in Australia his career with the North Sydney Bears. After a year he moved to Rugby Union and came to Scotland in 1998. With the Gala RFC, he won the title in Division 2 of the Premiership and won the Scottish Cup. After one season, he moved to Edinburgh Rugby.
In 2000, Hines made his debut for the Scottish national team against New Zealand. He was due to the origin of his father, who is from Glasgow, eligible to play for Scotland. In 2002 he scored during the North American tour of the national team his first attempt and was in the game against the United States, the first Scot, who was sent off in an international rugby union game. In 2005 he moved to France to USA Perpignan.
Hines played at the World Championships in 2003 and 2007. In 2009 he was nominated for the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa. He subsequently moved from Perpignan to the province of Leinster. Since 2011 he plays for the French club ASM Clermont Auvergne.