Gordon Strachan (rugby union)

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Gordon Strachan
Full name Gordon Matthew Strachan
Date of birth (1947-11-16) 16 November 1947 (age 67)
School Ayr Academy
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Number 8
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Ayr
Jordanhill
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1971–1973 Scotland 5

Gordon Matthew Strachan (born 16 November 1947) is a Scottish former rugby union player who was capped five times by his country.

Biography[edit]

Strachan was born in 1947 in Littlemill, Ayrshire.[1] After leaving Ayr Academy, he played rugby for Ayr RFC and then Jordanhill College.[2] While a Jordanhill player, he played five times for Scotland at number 8, his first appearance being in the match against England in March 1971.[1] He received his final cap against Presidents XV in 1973.[1] He returned to Ayr in the late 1970s, when he captained the team, and after retiring from playing, coached Ayr, taking them from the third division to the first.[2] He later worked as a P.E. teacher.[3]

His daughter Shonagh was a member of girl band Lemonescent in the 2000s.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gordon Strachan", ESPN, retrieved 2010-12-04
  2. ^ a b "History of Ayr Rugby Club", ayrrugbyclub.co.uk, retrieved 2010-12-04
  3. ^ Oswald, Nick (2003) "Caught in Time: Scotland’s rugby team, 1973", Sunday Times, 9 November 2003, retrieved 2010-12-04
  4. ^ Smith, Ken & Belcher, David (2003) "The Diary: Strip Show", Glasgow Herald, 29 August 2003, p. 20