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Where are they now

SEAN LINEEN

Then: Centre

The original Kilted Kiwi - and one of the few who have stuck around - was the mastermind of the Scotland back line. Now divides his time between running Scottish Rugby magazine and co-coaching Boroughmuir, favourites for the Premiership 1 title.

Now: Magazine publisher

TONY STANGER

Then: Wing

Scotland’s joint record try-scorer, the Hawick lad will go down in history for his 1990 effort at Murrayfield. After spells with Grenoble and at Leeds, Stanger qualified in sports science and works as a development officer in Yorkshire.

Now: Development officer

JOHN JEFFREY

Then: Flanker

Known as the Great White Shark for his predatory instincts allied to his shock of blond hair, Jeffrey was, and is, one of the great characters of Scottish rugby. A bubbling enthusiast and unarguably the best-known Kelso farmer who ever lived.

Now: Farmer

CHRIS GRAY

Then: Second-row

The Scotland ‘minder’ and a man well versed in the dark arts of forward play, Haddington-born Gray spent much of his playing career in England, with Nottingham, where he still lives. Prefers loosening teeth in a more discreet way these days.

Now: Dentist

DAMIAN CRONIN

Then: Second-row

Rumbustious and quite often uncontainable lock forward - on and off the field - ‘Del Boy’ spent much of his retirement doing "a little bit of this, a little bit of that". Now based in London, he owns his own company dealing in architectural antiques.

Now: Antique dealer

DEREK WHITE

Then: Number 8

Big, bulky back-row man with pace and a mean streak, White was for many years one of Scottish rugby’s most under-rated assets. Was injured early in the 1990 game (by one of his own players, it is rumoured). Lives and works in Surrey.

Now: Financial advisor

PAUL BURNELL

Then: Prop forward

Unsung corner-stone of the Scottish pack and the immovable object on the tight-head side of the scrum, Burnell went about his business in unspectacular style and still won 52 caps. Works in the City of London with an investment company.

Now: Company director

KENNY MILNE

Then: Hooker

One of three rugby-playing brothers from Heriot’s FP (big brother Iain also won a Grand Slam in 1984), Milne was not the swiftest No 2 in history but more than compensated with accurate line-out throwing and fierce scrummaging.

Now: Print salesman

GARY ARMSTRONG

Then: Scrum-half

Indispensable, indomitable and oh so modest local hero from Jedburgh who encapsulates everything good about Scottish rugby. Still going strong with the new Borders side and still the first name down on any team-sheet.

Now: Pro rugby player

IWAN TUKALO

Then: Wing

Feisty finisher with a mean step who scored 15 Test tries for his country, Tukalo, now 41, still shows a fair turn of speed in veterans’ matches. Works in the gas industry and writes an outspoken column for a Scottish Sunday newspaper.

Now: Gas industry executive

FINLAY CALDER

Then: Flanker

A man you would always prefer for you than agin you, Calder never took prisoners in a career that included captaincy of the 1989 British Lions. A long-standing thorn in the side of the SRU, Calder is also a pungent newspaper columnist these days.

Now: Businessman

DAVID SOLE

Then: Prop forward

Public school background and quiet voice masked a killer instinct in the case of one of the most committed players ever to pull on a Scotland jersey. A consultant for the Change Partnership, Sole also works for Eurosport and lives in Edinburgh.

Now: Careers consultant

SCOTT HASTINGS

Then: Centre

Tigerish tackling, wonderful hands and all-round athleticism made the younger Hastings the most-capped Scottish player ever until Gregor Townsend took over this year. Now a Scotsport commentator and partner in Hastings International.

Now: Sports marketing

CRAIG CHALMERS

Then: Stand-off

Self-belief was never a problem for the ‘baby’ of the Grand Slam side who belied his youth with a cool kicking display. Injury restricted Chalmers’ professional career, but he will still insist he should be playing for Scotland. Currently with Worcester.

Now: Pro rugby player

GAVIN HASTINGS

Then: Full-back

The benchmark for every full-back since, Hastings was arguably the most laid-back man ever to don a blue jersey. That facade hid fierce commitment, consummate ability and no little pace. Still one of the most recognised men in Scottish sport.

Now: Sports marketing

DEREK TURNBULL

Then: Substitute

The only replacement in all four Grand Slam matches, Turnbull came on for Derek White and carried on where White left off, mixing naked aggression with raw-boned skill. Still involved in coaching in his home town of Hawick.

Now: Police officer

 
 
 

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