After a winning debut against France his second Scotland appearance was in a drawn match against New Zealand, the country that would be his lifelong inspiration but also Nemesis.
Similarly, he also played all four Tests on his only Lions tour, again demonstrating his formidable resilience as the only back to remain fully fit throughout the tour. If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please The 50 Greatest Scottish Rugby Players Part V: 10-4. 30 Douglas Elliot Over 160,000 fans voted on a poll run by the BBC as they asked which 15 players would make an all-time Rugby World Cup XV. Honours: 43 Scotland caps, one Grand Slam, two Five Nations Championship wins, three Calcutta Cup wins, one Lions tour Readers’ comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly. Readers’ comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly. By What set him apart? Honours: 47 Scotland caps, one Grand Slam, two Five Nations Championship wins, three Calcutta Cup wins, one Lions tour (four Tests)
Some huge names were ommitted from the side, such was the competition for places as only 15 could make the cut. Honours: 36 Scotland caps, one Grand Slam, two Five Nations Championship wins, three Calcutta Cup wins, one Lions tour (four Test appearances) You can make a complaint by using the ‘report this post’ link . What set him apart?
Last Updated: This website and associated newspapers adhere to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice. A second win was not registered until two major developments in 1877, Ireland’s introduction to Test rugby coinciding with the change to a 15-man game.
A section of Dublin’s Lansdowne Road will always be considered “Laidlaw’s corner”, four of his seven Test tries having been scored there, two of them helping secure the Triple Crown on the way to the Grand Slam glory of 1984 and another, crucially, in the 10-9 win which brought another share of the championship two years later. However, with former Scotland No.8 and captain Jim Telfer largely making the calls for both teams, Paxton was generally and significantly, the man preferred for both his international teams, starting 39 of the 40 Tests he played including all four Lions Tests in New Zealand in 1983. We do not pre-moderate or monitor readers’ comments appearing on our websites, but we do post-moderate in response to complaints we receive or otherwise when a potential problem comes to our attention. The 50 Greatest Scottish Rugby Players Part III: 30-21. Honours: 22 Scotland caps, one Five Nations Championship win, two Calcutta Cup wins, two Lions tours (eight Test appearances, one series win) A relative latecomer to the Test arena, starting his Scotland career as a 26-year-old stand-off on the same day Andy Irvine made his debut against the 1972 All Blacks, he fluctuated between playing there and at inside centre, operating as a fine playmaker in either role and captained the side on nine occasions during a difficult time for the national team late in his career. Rugby Union Greatest Players The athletes below are listed in no particular order - once the shortlist is complete then you will be able to vote for who you think is the greatest of all.
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