Daniel Drew (rugby union)

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Daniel Drew
Birth nameDaniel Drew
Date of birth1850
Place of birthDunoon, Scotland
Date of death(1914-02-02)2 February 1914
Place of deathBurnley, England
Notable relative(s)Thomas Auchterlonie Drew, brother
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Glasgow Academicals ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1871-6 Scotland 2 (0)

Daniel Drew (1850 - 2 February 1914) was a Scottish international rugby union player who played for Glasgow Academicals in Glasgow.

Born in Dunoon in 1850, Drew played as a Forward.

Drew played in the first ever rugby union international match for Scotland against England in 27 March 1871[1] at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh.[2]

Almost five years later Daniel received another Scotland call up to play against England. He played in the 6 March 1876 match at The Oval in London.[3]

His brother Thomas Auchterlonie Drew also played for Glasgow Academicals. Although Thomas never made the Scotland national team, he did play for Glasgow District. Thomas was involved in his own first, when he played for Glasgow District against Edinburgh District on 23 November 1872, the world's very first inter-provincial and inter-city rugby union match.[4]


  1. ^ "Daniel Drew". ESPN scrum.
  2. ^ "ESPN". ESPN.com.
  3. ^ "ESPN". ESPN.com.
  4. ^ "The Glasgow Herald - Google News Archive Search".