Bruce Hay

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Bruce Hamilton Hay (23 May 1950 – 1 October 2007) was a Scottish international rugby union player.

Background[edit]

Hay was born in Edinburgh and educated at Liberton High School. From there he went on to work as an engineer for the National Coal Board. Latterly he worked as a sales representative.

Rugby career[edit]

Hay was a fullback and gained 23 international caps for Scotland[1] and also represented the British Lions and the Barbarians. He started his rugby career at junior club Liberton RFC, a team he captained at the age of 18,[2] and while there represented Edinburgh, this was an astonishing feat for a junior club player and his tough tackling reputation was sealed.[3] He then moved to Boroughmuir in 1972 where he went on to gain international recognition.

Factfile[edit]

Position: full-back
Clubs: Liberton, Boroughmuir (from 1972). 279 appearances for Boroughmuir.
International debut: 14 June 1975 v New Zealand in Auckland. Lost 24-0
Final appearance: 20 June 1981 v New Zealand in Auckland. Lost 40-15
Scotland caps: 23. Tries: 3
Lions Tests: 3 (on 1980 South Africa tour). Tries: 1 (v South Africa)
Coaching: Boroughmuir, Edinburgh, Scotland B, Scotland Under-19s.[4]

Death[edit]

He was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2005 and died on 1 October 2007, aged 57.[5]

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