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 death23 March 1947(1947-03-23) (aged 57)
Place of deathEdinburgh, Scotland
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Watsonians RFC ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1909-1920 ScotlandScotland 18 (9)

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

He was capped eighteen for the Scotland rugby union team between 1909 and 1920.[3] He played club rugby for Watsonians.[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.[4] 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.[4] His next four caps came in 1920, and he scored against Ireland on 28 February 1920 – just over nine years since his previous try.[4] Scotland won that match 19–0.[4]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexander Angus: International profile". Scrum.com. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Alexander Angus". www.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Bath, p104
  4. ^ a b c d Bath, p64

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)
  • Massie, Allan A Portrait of Scottish Rugby (Polygon, Edinburgh; ISBN 0-904919-84-6)