William John Campbell Lyall

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William Lyall
Birth nameWilliam John Campbell Lyall
Date of birth(1848-01-27)27 January 1848
Place of birthSt. Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death22 April 1931(1931-04-22) (aged 83)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Edinburgh Academicals ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1871 Scotland 1 (0)

William Lyall (27 January 1848 – 22 April 1931) was a Scottish international rugby union player who played for Edinburgh Academicals in Edinburgh.[1]

Born in Edinburgh in 1848 to David and Isabella Lyall, William Lyall played as a Forward.[2]

Lyall played in the first ever rugby union international match for Scotland against England in 27 March 1871[3]


  1. ^ "Rugby Union - ESPN Scrum - Scotland v England at Edinburgh". ESPN scrum.
  2. ^ "William Lyall - Rugby Union - Players and Officials - ESPN Scrum". ESPN scrum.
  3. ^ "Rugby Union - ESPN Scrum - Statsguru - Player analysis - William Lyall - Test matches". ESPN scrum.