Andrew Murdison

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Andrew Murdison
Andrew Murdison - Halifax.JPG
Ogden's Cigarette card featuring Andrew Murdison
Personal information
Full name Andrew Murdison
Born Lowden, Scotland[note 1]
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Centre
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

Andrew Murdison was a Scottish rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, playing 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 playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Other Nationalities, and at club level for Halifax.[1]

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." [2]

Genealogical information[edit]

Andrew Murdison was the nephew of the rugby union footballer for Galashiels RFC, Robert Hope Murdison.


  1. ^ The Ogden's Famous Rugby Players cigarette card states Andrew Murdison's place of birth as Lowden. There appears to be no such place of this name in the United Kingdom. However, a town named Lauder is about 10-miles from Galashiels, and a village named Lowood is less than 4-miles from Galashiels.


  1. ^ "Murdison research worldwide". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Ogden's (circa-1926). Famous Rugby Players (Card 40 of 50). Ogden's. ISBN n/a

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