Merchistonian FC

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Merchistonian Football Club was a rugby football team based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was for former pupils of Merchiston Castle School. However, as Allan Massie notes, because it was a boarding school, unlike some of the other private schools in Edinburgh, a lot of the former pupils would disperse and go out of the city. Those that remained in the city would often play for Edinburgh Wanderers.[1]

It was of particular significance, since the club was involved in the very first rugby international,[2] and supplied three players.[3]

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  1. ^ http://sport.scotsman.com/guidetoscottishrugby/Rugbys-great-leap-forward.2396913.jp
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/sportscotland/asportingnation/article/0007/print.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.rugbyfootballhistory.com/timeline1870s.htm