Robert Munro (rugby footballer)
|Birth name||Robert Munro|
|Date of birth||1839|
|Place of birth||Dull, Perthshire|
|Date of death||28 August 1913 |
|University||St Andrew's University|
|Rugby union career|
Rugby union career
Robert played for the University of St Andrews and such was his prowess he was selected to play in the first international rugby match in 1871 between Scotland and England. This was played on 27 March 1871 at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh and won by Scotland. Later in 1871 he became licensed by the Church of Scotland of St Andrews and began missionary duties.
Career and personal life
Robert became a minister in the Church of Scotland. He was licensed in November 1871 by the St Andrews Presbytery and became a missionary at Struan in Atholl. He was ordained to St Kiarans, Govan, on 16 November 1876. He was translated to Ardnamurchan on 16 April 1879 and on 15 January 1890 translated and admitted. He was demitted on 5 December 1908. Robert did not marry. He died on 28 August 1913.