Super ‘sleuthing’ traces relatives of Scotland cap

Scrum-half Lt James Michael Blair, known as Michael, educated at Edinburgh Academy and Oxford University, is one of 75 players to be awarded retrospective caps by the Scottish Rugby Custodian Board. Ten of those retrospective caps, awarded to players who represented Scotland in Services and Victory internationals both during and immediately after the Second World […]

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Jim Carswell receives his retrospective cap

Jim Carswell, now aged 76, played in the Scotland pack that defeated Japan 34-9 in September 1976. A product of Paisley Grammarians, Jordanhill and Glasgow, Carswell is now resident in a care home in Cheltenham. He was unable to travel to capping ceremonies we held at Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium, so Scottish Rugby took the […]

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Grand Slam greats to present match ball

The half-backs from Scotland’s 1984 Grand Slam success against France, John Rutherford (Selkirk) and Roy Laidlaw (Jed-Forest), will present the match-ball as part of the 40th anniversary. Laidlaw’s brace of tries at Lansdowne Road in the Triple Crown clinching game against Ireland, which preceded the Grand Slam decider, are forever enshrined in Scottish rugby folklore. […]

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Dr James Robson to retire from Scottish Rugby

Dr James will conclude his time with Scottish Rugby at the end of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations. Scottish Rugby will now begin a recruitment process to separately appoint a new Chief Medical Officer and Scotland Team Doctor, to cover positions held by Dr James in recent years. A mainstay of the national team set-up […]

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Scottish Rugby to award additional retrospective caps

Earlier this year, the Scottish Rugby Union Custodian Board announced some 57 male players would be capped retrospectively. The players had represented Scotland in the Services and Victory internationals during and after the Second World War and had played for Scotland XVs against  international opposition. SRU President, Colin Rigby, said: “The response to our retrospective […]

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Scottish Rugby to award two more retrospective caps

The latest recipients are the brothers Simon and Julian Scott, the centre and scrum-half respectively, who represented Edinburgh Rugby and Stewart’s-Melville and also played in other representative teams including Scotland B. The pair are being added to more than 50 players whom the Scottish Rugby Union Custodian Board decided to honour last month, primarily from […]

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