Alex Frew

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Alex Frew
Full name Alexander Frew
Date of birth (1877-10-24)24 October 1877
Place of birth Newmilns, Ayrshire, Scotland
Date of death April 29, 1947(1947-04-29) (aged 69)
Place of death Hout Bay, South Africa
School Spier's School, Beith
University Edinburgh University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
South Africa
Correct as of 15 October 2007

Alex Frew (24 October 1877 – 29 April 1947)[1] was an international rugby union forward who played for both Scotland and South Africa.[2]

Amateur career[edit]

He played for Kilmarnock RFC before moving to Edinburgh University.[2]

He was capped by Scotland while at Edinburgh University RFC.[2] He graduated as a doctor.

In South Africa, he played for Diggers RFC.[2] He came to South Africa to work in a British-run concentration camp as a doctor.[3]

Provincial career[edit]

He was capped for the South-West District before being capped for Glasgow District to play in the 1899 Inter-city match against Edinburgh District.[2]

While at Kilmarnock, he was also capped for West Counties District.[2]

When he moved to South Africa he played for Transvaal province.[2]

International career[edit]

Frew played three tests for Scotland and one test for South Africa, captaining them on that one occasion