James Ross (rugby union)

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James Ross
Date of birth (1880-02-15)15 February 1880
Date of death 31 October 1914(1914-10-31) (aged 34)

Military career
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Years of service 1914
Battles/wars Messines

James "Jimmy" Ross (15 February 1880 – 31 October 1914), was a Scottish rugby union player for Scotland.[1] He was one of the first Scottish rugby internationalists to die in the First World War, and fell at Messines.[2]

He was capped for Scotland five times between 1901–03.[1] He also played for London Scottish FC,[1] which he had captained in 1901-02 and 1904-05.[3] His brother Edward Ross, also gained a single cap in 1904.[1]

Early life[edit]

Rugby career[edit]

International appearances[edit]

Opposition Score Result Date Venue Ref(s)
 Wales 18–0 Win 9 February 1901 Inverleith [4]
 Ireland 9–5 Win 23 February 1901 Inverleith [5]
 England 3–18 Win 9 March 1901 Blackheath [6]
 Wales 14–5 Lost 1 February 1902 Cardiff [7]
 England 6–10 Win 21 March 1903 Richmond [8]

Military service[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bath, Richard (2007). The Scotland Rugby Miscellany. Vision Sports Publishing Ltd. p. 137. ISBN 1-905326-24-6. 
  2. ^ McCrery, Nigel (2014). Into Touch: Rugby Internationals Killed in the Great War. Pen and Sword. p. 196. ISBN 1473831792. 
  3. ^ "An entire team wiped out by the Great War". 
  4. ^ "Scotland v Wales at Inverleith". ESPN scrum. 
  5. ^ "Scotland v Ireland at Inverleith". ESPN scrum. 
  6. ^ "England v Scotland at Blackheath". ESPN scrum. 
  7. ^ "Wales v Scotland at Cardiff". ESPN scrum. 
  8. ^ "England v Scotland at Richmond". ESPN scrum. 

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