George Burrell (rugby union)

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George Burrell
Date of birth 21 January 1921
Date of death 28 July 2001(2001-07-28) (aged 80)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1950-1951  Scotland 4 ()
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
1958-1959 Test Matches 2

George "Dod" Burrell (21 January 1921 – 28 July 2001)[1] was a Scotland international rugby union player, referee and administrator.

Burrell was capped four times as a fullback for Scotland between 1950 and 1951.[2] On retiring from playing he took up refeering and refereed two international matches - one each in the 1958 Five Nations Championship and 1959 Five Nations Championship. He was assistant manager of the 1970 Scotland tour to Australia and took over as manager when Hector Monro had to return to Britain to fight a General Election.[3] Burrell also managed the 1975 Scotland rugby union tour of New Zealand and the 1977 British Lions tour to New Zealand, and he was President of the Scottish Rugby Union in 1985-86.

He played club rugby for Gala.


  1. ^ Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. pp. 12:13. ISBN 0-460-07003-7. 
  2. ^ Griffiths, page 2:30-2:31
  3. ^ Hopkins, John (1977). Life with the Lions. Stanley Paul & Co Ltd. p. 123. ISBN 0-09-131740-1.