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!
Time for a tweet to go viral. Easton Roy 95. #therugbylegend pic.twitter.com/HVCQQOx1gj
— Stirling County RFC (@StirlingCounty) 27 April 2018
@one_mrs_k @StirlingCounty Look at the pipes on him. Amazing!
@StirlingCounty Fail play, good effort that man ? ?
@StirlingCounty @daverodney tempting…
@StirlingCounty That would be the medicinal Port?