Harry Lind

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Harry Lind (27 March 1906 – 18 December 1986, Dunfermline[1]) was a Scottish international rugby union player. He was capped 16 times for Scotland between 1928-36 at centre.[1][2][3]

His club was Dunfermline RFC.[2][3]

In Scotland's Triple Crown win in 1933, when they beat Ireland 8-6 by two drop-goals (four points each in those days) to two tries (three points in those days), Lind contributed the winning goal:

"Ireland were pressing on the Scottish line and leading by 6-4 when suddenly the Scottish forwards ignited a foot-rush from their own line to the Irish '25'. Davy was one who had to go in to try and stop the rush and when he got up, there was Harry Lind of Dunfermline slotting the winning drop-goal. 'It was some foot-rush', I remember that great Irishman saying, 'Forwards really could control the dribble in those days."[4]

References[edit]

  • Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)
  • Cotton, Fran (Ed.) (1984) The Book of Rugby Disasters & Bizarre Records. Compiled by Chris Rhys. London. Century Publishing. ISBN 0-7126-0911-3
  • Godwin, Terry Complete Who's Who of International Rugby (Cassell, 1987, ISBN 0-7137-1838-2)
  • Jones, J.R. Encyclopedia of Rugby Union Football (Robert Hale, London, 1976 ISBN 0-7091-5394-5)
  • Massie, Allan A Portrait of Scottish Rugby (Polygon, Edinburgh; ISBN 0-904919-84-6)
  1. ^ a b Player profile on scrum.com. Retrieved 15 February 2010
  2. ^ a b McLaren, Bill Talking of Rugby (1991, Stanley Paul, London ISBN 0-09-173875-X)
  3. ^ a b Encyclopedia of Rugby Union Football, p34
  4. ^ McLaren, p83