James Campbell (rugby union)

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James Campbell
Full name James Alexander Campbell
Place of birth Saskatchewan, Canada
Place of death Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
School Merchiston Castle School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Halfback
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1878-1881 Scotland Scotland 5 (0)

James Alexander Campbell (1 July 1858 in Lake Athabasca, Canada - 20 June 1902 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)[1] was a Canadian-born rugby player who represented Scotland at international level.[2] He was capped for Scotland between 1878–81,[3] and he was amongst the youngest player ever to be capped for Scotland - he was nearly twenty years old when he was capped against England on 4 March 1878.[4]

Campbell attended Merchiston Castle School, which he was attending when capped in 1878.[4] He made his debut for Scotland in 1878 at the young age of 19. He earned a total of 5 caps for Scotland. For his final three internationals he was playing club rugby for Glasgow Academicals.


  • Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)
  1. ^ James Campbell rugby profile Scrum.com
  2. ^ Bath, pp 65, 109
  3. ^ Bath, p109
  4. ^ a b Bath, p65

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