Andrew Murdison

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Andrew Murdison
Andrew Murdison - Halifax.JPG
Ogden's Cigarette card featuring Andrew Murdison
Personal information
Full nameAndrew Murdison
Born16 May 1898[1]
Lauder, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Died1968 (aged 70)
Earlston, Scotland
Playing information
Rugby union
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1924–≤24 Galashiels RFC
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1920s Scottish Borders
Rugby league
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1924–≥26 Halifax
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1920s Other Nationalities ≥1 1 3
Source: [2]

Andrew Murdison (16 May 1898 – 1968) was a Scottish rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1920s. He played representative level rugby union (RU) for Scottish Borders, and at club level for Galashiels RFC (captain), as a centre, i.e. number 12 or 13, and representative level rugby league (RL) for Other Nationalities, and at club level for Halifax (Heritage № 299).[3]

Early life and family[edit]

Murdison was born in Lauder, Scottish Borders, to Robert Hope Murdison, a plumber, and Elizabeth Copeland Forbes.[1] His family was active in rugby union. His father and an uncle, Thomas B. Murdison, both played for Galashiels RFC in the 1890s. Tom Murdison was permanently suspended for a notorious incident at Mossilee. In later life, Andrew Murdison joined his father's plumbing business in Earlston.[4]

International honours[edit]

Andrew Murdison won cap(s) for Other Nationalities (RL) while at Halifax.

Contemporaneous article extract[edit]

"A. Murdison. Halifax (Northern Rugby league.) "A. Murdison is one of the club's finest discoveries. Born in Lowden (sic), he became connected with the Galashiels Rugby Union club, and quickly won distinction as a centre three-quarter with wonderful anticipation, and before turning professional, represented his county, besides being captain of his side. He possesses great speed, and is a strong straight runner. He played in the trial games for the last Australian tour in 1924, and only just missed securing a place."[5]


  1. ^ a b "1898 MURDISON, ANDREW (Statutory registers Births 748/ 21)". Scotland's People. National Records of Scotland, and the Court of the Lord Lyon.
  2. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Murdison research worldwide". 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Former Gala player". Berwickshire News and General Advertiser. 16 December 1952. p. 5. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  5. ^ Ogden's (circa-1926). Famous Rugby Players (Card 40 of 50). Ogden's. ISBN n/a

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