Six of the best Scottish rugby one-cap wonders

Former Heriot's full-back Cameron Glasgow. Picture: Hamish Campbell
Former Heriot's full-back Cameron Glasgow. Picture: Hamish Campbell
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JIM “Basher” Inglis, the Selkirk stalwart who passed away at the age of 87 last Friday night was a member of Scotland’s one-cap club, making a solitary appearance for Scotland against England in 1952.

Here we look at six other notable one-cap wonders.

SHAUN McGAUCHEY (v Romania 1984)

The powerful Hawick back-rower was unfortunate to be playing in an era when Scotland had a plethora of world class loosed forwards but he won a cap in the infamous post-Grand Slam defeat to the Romanians. Legend has it that when he heard he had been selected to play, McGauchey celebrated by hanging out of his Bucharest hotel room window and performed 20 pull-ups on the ledge.

CAMERON GLASGOW (v France 1997)

The classy full-back was a regular for Scotland A but received only one cap in the 47-20 loss to France in Paris in 1997, the last match at the Parc des Princes before the games moved to the Stade de France. His father Ronnie won 10 caps in the 1960s.

JIM HAY (v Samoa 1995)

The Hawick hooker played his only match for the national team in the 15-15 draw with Samoa at Murrayfield in 1995. He went on to coach Gala and Hawick and also did a bit of TV commentating with STV.

SCOTT NICHOL (v Argentina 1994)

The former Selkirk and Melrose stand-off found himself behind Craig Chalmers and Gregor Townsend in the pecking order but did get one shot for Scotland on the tour to Argentina 21 years ago, coming off the bench at centre in a 19-17 defeat.

JEREMY RICHARDSON (v South Africa 1994)

The Edinburgh Accies lock was in and around the Scotland squad for a decade and was at two World Cups, but his only appearance in the dark blue came in South Africa’s first post-Apartheid meeting with the Scots in November 1994.

DAVID MILNE (v Japan 1991)

The brother of internationals Iain and Kenny, collectively they were known as the “Three Bears”, David won his only cap in the pool game against Japan in the World Cup at Murrayfield.