Gavin Kerr

Gavin Kerr is a retired rugby union footballer who played prop, he played international rugby for Scotland. He played club rugby for Leeds Tykes (now Leeds Carnegie), the defunct Border Reivers, Edinburgh and Sale Sharks. He played both sides of the scrum. During his time at Leeds he helped them win the 2004–05 Powergen Cup, the final of which he started.[1]

Gavin Kerr
Birth nameGavin Kerr
Date of birth (1977-04-03) 3 April 1977 (age 43)
Place of birthNewcastle Upon Tyne, England
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight17 st 11 lb (113 kg)
SchoolBerwick County High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Youth career
  Berwick RFC
Jed-Forest RFC
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Leeds Tykes
Border Reivers
Edinburgh Rugby
Sale Sharks




National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2008 Scotland 50 (5)
Correct as of 23 February 2008

He debuted for Scotland in the February 2003 game against Ireland but became a regular starter for Scotland after his solid performance against New Zealand in the Autumn Test series, replacing Tom Smith after his retirement.

In April 2009 it was announced that Kerr will play for English club Sale Sharks in the Guinness Premiership. He signed a two-year deal keeping him at the Stockport based club for the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons. On 18 August 2010, Kerr announced he would retire from rugby due to a neck injury.[2] Kerr currently works as a Chartered Building Surveyor.[3]



  1. ^ "Bath 12-20 Leeds". BBC. 16 April 2005. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Dunton, Jim (23 May 2013). "Former Scots rugby star swaps scrum for surveying". Building. Retrieved 28 September 2013.

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