1991:  GAVIN HASTINGS OF SCOTLAND RUNS WITH THE BALL DURING THE ENGLAND V SCOTLAND FIVE NATIONS MATCH PLAYED AT TWICKENHAM. ENGLAND WON THE MATCH 21-12.

Gavin Hastings was Scotland’s granite-hard talisman for a decade, not only as the last line of defence but as a place kicker of unerring accuracy who often proved the difference…

In 1959 Ken Scotland took a ball on the run, as part of a pre-planned Lions move, and caught New Zealand completely off-guard. This wasn’t meant to happen but somehow…

1974:  Andy Irvine of the British Lions in action during the Rugby  Lions tour of South Africa, South Africa.  Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

The owner of an extremely accurate right-boot from the kicking tee, Andy Irvine holds two Lions scoring records that may remain unassailable for years to come. The first is the…

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The world record caps holder in the women’s game with 115, Donna Kennedy’s legacy is not just down to her longevity but also the leadership and tenacity she brought to…

Gary Armstrong of Scotland

“Inside me at scrum-half I have one of the toughest players in the world. We call Gary Armstrong the Junkyard Dog.” Those were the words of Jonny Wilkinson on his…

He won a Grand Slam with Scotland in 1984, captained them to the first World Cup and had received an MBE after he retired as Scotland’s most capped player in…

Few personalities come as big as Gordon Brown – or ‘Broon frae Troon’ as he will forever be remembered. The son of a Scottish goalkeeping father and international hockey-playing mother,…

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In 2011, at a gala dinner in Paris, a formidable foe from bygone years was inducted into the French Hall of Fame. Iain Milne, the famous Bear of Scotland, was…

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Sandy Carmichael was the personification of stern-faced resistance to the established southern hemisphere stronghold of world rugby in the early 1970s, when British and Irish forward play reached its high-water…

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At only a shade over 5ft 8in, Ian McLauchlan was initially deemed too small by some to excel in international rugby. How the Scot enjoyed proving them wrong. The man…