Keith Robertson (rugby union)
|Full name||Keith William Robertson|
|Date of birth||5 December 1954|
|Place of birth||Hawick, Scotland|
|Notable relative(s)||Mark Robertson (son)|
|Rugby union career|
|Years||Club / team||Caps||(points)|
Keith William Robertson (born 5 December 1954 in Hawick, Scotland) is a former Scottish rugby union player. He played for Scotland forty four times between 1978 and 1989. He played at both wing and centre, the latter twenty times out of his forty four caps.
Richard Bath writes of him that:
Keith Robertson never possessed the acceleration which usually marks out the great wings. Yet what he lacked in out-and-out pace he more than made up for in guile and sheer footballing ability. An accomplished Sevens player, the willowy Melrose wing - he was a shade under 11 stone - was also a prolific try scorer at every level except international. During his Scotland career which spanned eleven years, Robertson only managed to score eight tries."
Keith Robertson was a major part of Scotland's Grand Slam in 1984.
He was never selected for the British Lions.
After retiring he became involved in Borders rugby, and was one of the major Scottish advocates of professionalism in rugby union.
He occasionally appears on STV's rugby programme.
- Bath, p155
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