Neil McPherson (rugby union)
|Full name||Neil Clarke McPherson|
|Date of birth||26 September 1892|
|Place of birth||Cardiff, Wales|
|Date of death||12 November 1957(aged 65)|
|Place of death||Newport, Wales|
|School||Durham Road School, Newport|
|Rugby union career|
|Years||Club / team|
|Years||Club / team||Caps||(points)|
Neil McPherson OBE, (26 September 1892 – 12 November 1957) was a Welsh rugby union player who represented Scotland and the British Lions. McPherson played club rugby for Newport and captained the team in the 1921/22 season.
McPherson gained his first cap for Scotland in 1920 against Wales at Inverleith alongside fellow team-mate Dr E Fahmy, who also played his club rugby in Wales. Scotland won 9-5, and prevented Wales from winning the Grand Slam. After accepting a gold watch as part of Newport's invincible 1922/23 season, the Scottish Rugby Union suspended McPherson for what they saw as an act of professionalism; but he was later re-instated. McPherson's last game for Scotland was against Ireland, but was chosen to join the British Lions 1924 tour of South Africa, when he played in all four tests against the Springboks.
International matches played
- South Africa 1924, 1924, 1924, 1924