Alex Angus

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Alex Angus
Birth nameAlexander William Angus
Date of birth(1889-11-11)11 November 1889
Place of birthSydney, Australia
Date of death25 March 1947(1947-03-25) (aged 57)
Place of deathEdinburgh, Scotland
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Watsonians ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Edinburgh District
Whites Trial


National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1909-20 Scotland 18 (9)

Alexander "Alex" William Angus (11 November 1889 – 23 March 1947) was a Scottish international rugby union and cricket player.[1][2]

Rugby Union career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

He played club rugby for Watsonians.[3]

Provincial career[edit]

He played for Edinburgh District against Glasgow District in the 1910 inter-city match. Edinburgh won the match 26–5, with Angus scoring a try.[4]

He played for the Whites Trial side against the Blues Trial side on 21 January 1911, while still with Watsonians. He scored a drop goal in a 26–19 win for the Whites.[5]

International career[edit]

He was capped eighteen for the Scotland rugby union team between 1909 and 1920.[3]

Richard Bath mentions him as one of the three Scottish players "who've gone the longest without (between) scoring a try for Scotland" along with Alan Tait and Gary Armstrong.[6] This is partly because World War I occurred in the middle of his international career, a period in which all international rugby ceased. He was first capped in 1909, scoring two tries in fourteen matches before the Great War.[6] His next four caps came in 1920, and he scored against Ireland on 28 February 1920 – just over nine years since his previous try.[6] Scotland won that match 19–0.[6]

Cricket career[edit]

He also played for the Scotland national cricket team.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Alexander Angus: International profile". Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Alexander Angus". Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Bath, p104
  4. ^ "The Glasgow Herald - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  5. ^ – via British Newspaper Archive. {{cite news}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ a b c d Bath, p64
  1. Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)
  2. Massie, Allan A Portrait of Scottish Rugby (Polygon, Edinburgh; ISBN 0-904919-84-6)