John Arthur (rugby union)

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John Arthur
Birth nameJohn William Arthur
Date of birth1848[1]
Place of birthGlasgow[1]
Date of death15 March 1921[1]
Place of deathSt Jean-de-Luz[1] (aged 73 years days)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Halfback
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Glasgow Academicals ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Glasgow District ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1871-1872 Scotland 2

John W. Arthur was a Scottish rugby football player.[2]

Rugby career[edit]

John W. Arthur represented Scotland in 1871 in the first international match.[3] He was capped again on the return fixture the following year.[2] He also played for Glasgow Academicals.[2]

Personal life and family[edit]

He was the brother of Allen Arthur who was also capped for Scotland.[2]


  • Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)
  1. ^ a b c d John Arthur Profile on
  2. ^ a b c d Bath, p136
  3. ^ Bath, p4