Scottish Rugby established the official Hall of Fame to celebrate some of the standout contributions of Scots involved the game over the years.
From 2010 until present, we’ve been regularly inducting rugby legends into the Hall of Fame. More players will be added in 2020 when the panel next meet and we’ll be doing a public vote so that you can get your voice heard on who you think stands out on the field.
The Scottish Rugby Hall of Fame panel which chooses the players who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame is made up of former players, coaches, referees and rugby journalists. Members of the panel include Ian McGeechan, Chris Paterson, John Jeffrey, Chris Rea, Bill Johnstone.
In March 2021, to mark the 150th anniversary of the first-ever international rugby match, Scottish Rugby inducted the entire 1871 Scotland team into its Hall of Fame.
Debuting against Wales in 1900, David Revell Bedell-Sivright went on to win 22 Scotland caps. A pioneer of the wing forward role, he was regarded as the hardest man to play for Scotland and is the only Scot ever to play in three Triple Crown winning sides (1901, 1903 and 1907).
He was the only player to tour with both the 1903 and 1904 British Isles sides (captaining the 1904 Australasia tour, aged 23) and also captained Scotland. After he retired from international rugby he became the 1909 Scottish heavyweight amateur boxing champion! A surgeon, by profession, he died on active service at Gallipoli.
George Philip Stewart Macpherson, a centre/stand-off from Oxford University and Edinburgh Academicals, won 26 caps for Scotland. Making his international debut against France in 1922, he played in Scotland’s matches that season and went on to score his first try for his country against Wales in 1924. In 1925, he captained Scotland to their first Grand Slam.
Rated the most brilliant attacking centre of his era bar none, he played his last game against England in 1932, a season during which he also played against the touring South Africans.