Death of Scotland cap Donald Cameron

THE former Scotland rugby international Donald Cameron has died at the age of 75. Cameron, a pacy and hard- tackling utility back, was a member of the successful Glasgow HSFP side of the 1950s and earned six caps for his country.

His international debut came in 1955 at Murrayfield against Ireland in a match Scotland lost 26-8 and he also played in the Calcutta Cup game that season at Twickenham. He won a further four caps the following year, most notably in the narrow 3-0 loss to the touring New Zealand All Blacks at Murrayfield.

Donald, who spent much of his later life at Blackwaterfoot on the Isle of Arran, was the brother of Angus Cameron, who was vice-captain of the Lions in South Africa in 1955.

During a spell in London, Cameron - who was also a university blue in athletics - earned the nickname "Richmond Flyer". His son Ewan also became a leading player for Glasgow HSFP and Glasgow district.

The Ayr centre Richard Good has retired from rugby after suffering a series of head injuries.

Good, who played a major part in the club’s promotion last season to Premier Division 1, has decided to heed medical advice and hang up his boots.

When the 28-year-old suffered concussion during Saturday’s Premiership defeat by champions Boroughmuir it was simply the latest in a series of potentially serious head knocks.

Good said: "The doctors suggested I should give up rugby immediately. Obviously I am sad that after only three games of Ayr’s biggest ever season, I am having to depart the scene - but I would rather walk away now."

George Breckenridge, the Ayr coach, admitted that he was shocked when Good told him the news at Tuesday night’s training session at Millbrae but understood the reasons.

He said: "I am terribly upset for Richard, but he has made the right decision because a player’s health is paramount.

"Richard was an hugely important part of our promotion winning side last season and his contribution to the club has been immense."