|Birth name||Robert William Irvine|
|Date of birth||19 April 1853|
|Place of birth||Blair Atholl|
|Date of death||18 April 1897|
|Rugby union career|
Doctor Robert W. Irvine, (1853–1897) nicknamed "Bulldog", was a Scottish rugby football player.
He was capped 13 times for Scotland between 1871–80, including the first ever rugby international. He also played for Edinburgh Academicals.
Personal life and family
He was the brother of Duncan Irvine who was also capped for Scotland.
- Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)