Dan is a former rugby union international, at 7’s and 15’s, who played on the wing or full back for Leeds Tykes, Saracens, Racing Métro and England. He was considered an outside candidate to be part of Clive Woodward’s ultimately victorious 2003 Rugby World Cup winning squad. However, he was overlooked in the end, despite getting his first cap against Wales in one of England’s warm up games prior to the World Cup, and being in the wider 43-man squad.

Scarbrough has also been capped for England in the Sevens, playing in four IRB World tournaments, most notably winning the Hong Kong Sevens Tournament with England in 2004.