Alex Frew

Alex Frew (24 October 1877 – 29 April 1947)[1] was an international rugby union forward who played for both Scotland and South Africa.[2]

Alex Frew
Birth nameAlexander Frew
Date of birth(1877-10-24)24 October 1877
Place of birthNewmilns, Ayrshire, Scotland
Date of deathApril 29, 1947(1947-04-29) (aged 69)
Place of deathHout Bay, South Africa
SchoolSpier's School, Beith
UniversityEdinburgh University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Edinburgh University
Diggers RFC
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Glasgow District
West Counties
Transvaal Province
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
South Africa
Correct as of 15 October 2007

Amateur careerEdit

He played for Kilmarnock RFC before moving to Edinburgh University.[2]

He was capped by Scotland while at Edinburgh University RFC.[2] He graduated as a doctor.

In South Africa, he played for Diggers RFC.[2] He came to South Africa to work in a British-run concentration camp as a doctor.[3]

Provincial careerEdit

He was capped for the South-West District before being capped for Glasgow District to play in the 1899 Inter-city match against Edinburgh District.[2]

While at Kilmarnock, he was also capped for West Counties District.[2]

When he moved to South Africa he played for Transvaal province.[2]

International careerEdit

Frew played three tests for Scotland and one test for South Africa, captaining them on that one occasion


  1. ^ Alexander Frew player profile
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Alex Frew Kilmarnock's Springbok Captain".
  3. ^ "Dr Alex Frew". 26 July 2013. Archived from the original on 4 January 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2017.