A. G. G. Asher
|Full name||Augustus Gordon Grant Asher|
|Date of birth||18 December 1861|
|Place of birth||Poona, India|
|Date of death||15 June 1930(aged 68)|
|Place of death||Kingussie, Scotland|
|Rugby union career|
One of the earliest Scottish players, he was capped four times for Scotland between 1882 and 1886. He also played for Oxford University RFC, as well as the Fettesian-Lorettonian Club, and Edinburgh Wanderers. He played at half back.
R.J. Phillips, the first historian of Scottish rugby said:
- "no one has arisen to bear comparison with A.R. Don Wauchope at quarter or half back, where he and A.G.G. Asher still hold claim as the greatest pair to have played together for their country."
At Oxford, he played in 10 first-class cricket matches for the Oxford University team in 1883 and 1884, winning a Blue for cricket in 1883. He also played for the Scotland national cricket team, and was also Scotland's pole vault champion.
- Godwin, p30
- Bath, p104
- ASHER, Sir Augustus Gordon Grant, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2016 (online edition, Oxford University Press, 2014)
- "(Supplement) no. 30730". The London Gazette. 4 June 1918. p. 6687.
- "(Supplement) no. 33280". The London Gazette. 31 May 1927. p. 3603.
- Massie, p10
- "Player profile: Augustus Asher". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
- Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)
- Goodwin, Terry Complete Who's Who of International Rugby (Cassell, 1987, ISBN 0-7137-1838-2)
- Massie, Allan A Portrait of Scottish Rugby (Polygon, Edinburgh; ISBN 0-904919-84-6)
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