Dan Drysdale

Daniel Drysdale (18 May 1901 – 15 October 1987) was a Scotland international rugby union player. He was 65th President of the Scottish Rugby Union.[1]

Dan Drysdale
Birth nameDaniel Drysdale
Date of birth(1901-05-18)18 May 1901
Place of birthKippen, Scotland
Date of death15 October 1987(1987-10-15) (aged 86)
Place of deathYeovil, England
Rugby union career
Position(s) Full Back
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Heriots
Edinburgh University
Oxford University
London Scottish
()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1923 Edinburgh District ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1923-29
1924
Scotland
British and Irish Lions
Barbarians
26
4
(45)
(0)
65th President of the Scottish Rugby Union
In office
1951–1952
Preceded byJimmie Ireland
Succeeded byFrank Moffat

Rugby Union careerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

Born in Kippen, Stirlingshire[2] Drysdale, went to George Heriots and also played for Heriot's FP,[3] and London Scottish.[2] He went to Edinburgh University and Oxford University, where he played for the teams Edinburgh University RFC and Oxford University RFC.[2]

Provincial careerEdit

He played for Edinburgh District in the 1923 inter-city match.[4]

International careerEdit

Drysdale played for Scotland and the Lions.[3][2][5]

He was on the 1924 British Lions tour to South Africa.[3]

He also played for the Barbarians.[2]

Administrative careerEdit

He was president of the Scottish Rugby Union between 1951-2.[6]

Outside of rugby unionEdit

He was a timber merchant.[6]

ReferencesEdit

Sources
  1. Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)
  2. Godwin, Terry Complete Who's Who of International Rugby (Cassell, 1987, ISBN 0-7137-1838-2)
  3. Massie, Allan A Portrait of Scottish Rugby (Polygon, Edinburgh; ISBN 0-904919-84-6)