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Ken Scotland

Athlete

Kenneth "Ken" J.F. Scotland was a Scottish rugby union player. He played for Scotland a number of times between 1957 and 1965, and for the British Lions on their 1959 tour of New Zealand; he was a full-back. He also played for the Scottish national cricket team. Scotland was originally picked for the match against France, while doing his National Service in the Army, and scored the only points in the match, a drop goal and a penalty. Richard Bath writes of him that: "Like Gavin Hastings against France nearly three decades later, Ken Scotland started his international career on a high note, scoring all six points in his country's win over France. Yet although Scotland made a huge impact when he won his first cap aged 19, it could all have been so different. Until circumstances caused his selection at full-back at for the Scottish Trial earlier that year, Scotland had always played fly-half. That experience of playing fly-half added another dimension to his game, and he soon emerged as the first true attacking full-back in an age where a safety-first attitude and a large boot were the most important attributes for any No. 15... Novel at the time, it is now the staple diet of  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1936-08-29
Place of birth
Warriston

Education

Institution From To
University of Cambridge

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