Former Scotland and Lions star Stan Coughtrie has died

He was also an accomplished cricketer who captained Clydesdale in 1966, 1967 and 1971

Stan Coughtrie
Stan Coughtrie

STAN COUGHTRIE, the former Edinburgh Academicals, Scotland and Lions scrum-half, has died at the age of 87.

He was capped 11 times by Scotland between 1959 and 1963, and toured Australia and New Zealand with the Lions in 1959, although did not feature in the Test team.

Coughtrie was also an accomplished cricketer, captaining Clydesdale in 1966, 1967 and 1971. The club won the Western District Cricket Union Championship in the first and last of those years.

A full obituary is to follow.


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