Hay was a fullback and gained 23 international caps for Scotland and also represented the British Lions on both their 1977 and 1980 tours, and the Barbarians. He started his rugby career at junior club Liberton RFC, a team he captained at the age of 18, and while there represented Edinburgh, this was an astonishing feat for a junior club player and his tough tackling reputation was sealed. He then moved to Boroughmuir in 1972 where he went on to gain international recognition.
Clubs: Liberton, Boroughmuir (from 1972). 279 appearances for Boroughmuir.
International debut: 14 June 1975 v New Zealand in Auckland. Lost 24-0
Final appearance: 20 June 1981 v New Zealand in Auckland. Lost 40-15
Scotland caps: 23. Tries: 3
Lions Tests: 3 (on 1980 South Africa tour). Tries: 1 (v South Africa)
Coaching: Boroughmuir, Edinburgh, Scotland B, Scotland Under-19s.
- "Bruce Hay - Scotland Rugby Player". Sporting Heroes. 2007-10-01.
- "He was all heart and deserving of all the accolades that came his way". The Scotsman. 2007-10-02.
- "Obituaries - Bruce Hay". The Scotsman. 2007-10-02.
- "Tributes pour in for Bruce Hay - a great rugby ambassador". The Scotsman. 2007-10-02.
- "Rugby pays tribute to Bruce Hay". BBC Sport. 2007-10-01.
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