Alexander Robertson (rugby union)

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Alexander Robertson
Birth nameAlexander Hamilton Robertson
Date of birth(1848-10-01)1 October 1848
Place of birthAyr, Scotland
Date of death12 May 1913(1913-05-12) (aged 64)
Place of deathLondon, England
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
West of Scotland ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1871 Scotland 1 (0)

Alexander Robertson (1 October 1848 – 13 May 1913) was a Scottish former international rugby union player who played for West of Scotland. He was a Forward.[1]

Rugby Union career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Robertson played for West of Scotland.[2] He was playing for the club in 1868.[3] He captained the West of Scotland side in 1870.[4]

International career[edit]

He was capped only the once for Scotland.[5] His debut came in the very first international match in 1871 playing against England at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh.[6]

Military career[edit]

He joined the Royal Ayrshire and Wigton Militia.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexander Hamilton Robertson". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  2. ^ The Essential History of Rugby Union: Scotland. Nick Oswald and John Griffiths.
  3. ^ Archive, The British Newspaper. "Register - British Newspaper Archive". Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  4. ^ Archive, The British Newspaper. "Register - British Newspaper Archive". Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Rugby Union - ESPN Scrum - Statsguru - Player analysis - Alexander Robertson - Test matches". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Scotland v England". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  7. ^ "THE LONDON GAZETTE". Thegazette.co.uk. 5 December 1865. Retrieved 23 May 2017.