Stirling County legend Easton Roy celebrates his 95th birthday in style

A game of rugby, a try and a good old swig of port after the final whistle

Easton Roy
This great snap from Bryan Robertson captures Easton Roy enjoying a well-earned swig of port after scoring. try at the end of a match held to celebrate his 95th birthday.

MANY happy returns to Easton Roy, who celebrated his 95th birthday in style by playing a game of rugby with family and friends at Bridgehaugh on Friday night.

The great man finished the match with a try under the posts and then toasted the occasion with a good swig of port – straight from the bottle.

Easton, who took up rugby whilst serving in the RAF during World War Two, played for County’s 1st XV between 1947 to 1973 and carried on turning out for the 2nd and 3rd XVs, plus various veteran sides, for several decades after that. He played against former Scotland and Lions captain Gavin Hastings when he turned out for the Baggy Pipers ‘old crocks’ team at the Golden Oldies [over-35s] World Cup held at Murrayfield in 2008 – at the age of 85.


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A huge thanks to the brilliant Bryan Robertson for these wonderful photos!


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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including he Herald/Sunday Herald, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Daily Record, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.

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