Siobhan Cattigan

Siobhan Cattigan

Scottish Rugby is deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Scotland International Siobhan Cattigan.

The thoughts of all our people and players go out to Siobhan’s family, friends and many teammates at Stirling County and Scotland at this incredibly difficult time.

Siobhan started her journey in the Scottish Rugby International set up in 2017 and has been a much respected and loved player who will be greatly missed by us all.

Siobhan Elizabeth Cattigan won 19 caps for Scotland between 2018 and 2021, with the back-row making her international debut against Wales during the 2018 Six Nations.

Siobhan’s passion for rugby began at the age of five, when she joined McLaren Minis which was based in her hometown of Callander. In addition, her older brother played for the minis section and her dad was also a coach at the club.

Siobhan previously cited that Scotland’s historic win against Ireland in 2018 was one of her personal highlights, with the side claiming an away victory for the first time in 12 years.

She went on to enjoy further notable success in a Scotland shirt, including a successful tour to South Africa in 2019 and the impressive draw against France during the 2020 Six Nations.

A talented back-row forward and all-round rugby player, Siobhan started all three matches of the 2021 Women’s Six Nations tournament, playing at number 8 against England, Italy and Wales.

Siobhan was most recently involved in the Rugby World Cup 2021 Europe Qualifiers squad, where she came off the bench in Scotland’s first win of the tournament against Spain.

She studied Criminology and Sociology at the University of Stirling before going on to receive a Master’s degree in Sports Psychology. She was a prominent member of the university’s rugby club, and captained her side to victory in the 2016/17 BUCS league.

Scottish Rugby extends its sincere condolences to Siobhan Cattigan’s family and friends.


Updated – April 2022

Siobhan’s Scotland team-mates marked her passing at their first international match in February 2022 in Dubai against Columbia, and again at the home Six Nations fixture played at Scotstoun Stadium against France in April 2022.

Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors paid their respect with moments of applause at their respective URC home matches in December 2021.

Edinburgh Rugby players take part in a minute’s applause. (December 2021)

Glasgow Warriors players take part in a minute’s silence. (December 2021)

Scotland Women lay a number 8 shirt in her memory ahead of a minute’s silence at their first international match in February 2022.

Scotland Women run out at Scotstoun with a number 8 shirt to lay in Siobhan’s honour. (April 2022)

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