Francis Moncreiff

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Francis Moncreiff
Birth nameFrancis Jeffrey Moncreiff
Date of birth(1849-08-27)27 August 1849
Date of death30 May 1900(1900-05-30) (aged 50)
Place of deathEdinburgh, Scotland
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Edinburgh Academicals ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Edinburgh District ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1871-1873 Scotland 3 (0)

Hon. Francis Jeffrey Moncreiff (27 August 1849 – 30 May 1900) was a Scottish rugby union player,[1] and Scotland's first captain, making him one of the first two captains in international rugby. He was capped on three occasions between 1871 and 1873 for Scotland.[1]

Personal history[edit]

Moncrieff was born in 1849, the second son of James Moncreiff, 1st Baron Moncreiff of Tulliebole.[2] He attended Edinburgh Academy. On 29 October 1880 he married Mildred Fitzherbert, daughter of Lt Colonel Richard Henry Fitzherbert.[3]

Rugby career[edit]

On 27 March 1871, Moncreiff was selected to represent Scotland in the first international rugby union game and to captain the team. He played club rugby for Edinburgh Academicals.



  • Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)