Peter Kininmonth

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Peter Wyatt Kininmonth (23 June 1924-October 2007) was a Scottish international rugby union player, who played for Scotland and the Lions.[1]

He also played for Oxford University and Richmond RFC.[1] He was educated at Sedbergh School.

He weighed 14 stone 11 lb.[2] Kininmonth captained Scotland, and his play was remembered by a youthful Bill McLaren:

"I had shared in the exultation as a spectator when the Scots registered that totally unexpected 19-0 win over a star-studded Wales on 3 February 1951. I already had started working for the Hawick Express and Bette and I, who were to be married in March, were among the record 80,000 crowd and had a fairly close view of that remarkable drop-goal by Scotland’s captain, Peter Kininmonth (Richmond), that ignited a memorable Scottish effort against a Ales containing famous names such as Lewis Jones, Jack Matthews, Ken Jones, Rex Willis, Roy John and the captain John Gwilliam. Wales had 11 British Lions in that side so that Scotland’s triumph held out some promise for the future. Instead Scotland lost those next 17 internationals in which they scored just 11 tries and conceded 51."[3]

He was on the 1950 British Lions tour to New Zealand and Australia.[1]


He was also a businessman and High Sheriff of Greater London 1979-80.

References[edit]

  • Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)
  • Massie, Allan A Portrait of Scottish Rugby (Polygon, Edinburgh; ISBN 0-904919-84-6)
  • Daily Telegraph obituary dated 11 October 2007
  1. ^ a b c Bath, p118
  2. ^ McLaren, p81
  3. ^ McLaren, p79