George Raphael Fleming

George Raphael Fleming (5 August 1850 – 13 December 1909) was a Scottish rugby union international player. He was born in Cathcart, Renfrewshire (now a suburb of Glasgow).[1]

George Raphael Fleming
Birth nameGeorge Raphael Fleming
Date of birth(1850-08-05)5 August 1850
Place of birthCathcart, Scotland
Date of death13 December 1909(1909-12-13) (aged 59)
Place of deathGlasgow, Scotland
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Glasgow Academicals ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Glasgow District
West of Scotland District
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1875-6 Scotland 2 (0)
6th President of the Scottish Rugby Union
In office
Preceded byJohn Chiene
Succeeded byAngus Buchanan

Rugby Union careerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

Fleming played as a forward for Glasgow Academicals.[2]

Provincial careerEdit

He represented Glasgow District against Edinburgh District in the world's first provincial match, the 'inter-city', on 23 November 1872,[3] and also played in the 5 December 1874 match.[4]

He also represented the West of Scotland District, captaining the side.[5]

International careerEdit

He represented Scotland in the 1874–75 Home Nations rugby union matches and 1875–76 Home Nations rugby union matches.[6]


  1. ^ "George Fleming - Rugby Union - Players and Officials - ESPN Scrum". ESPN scrum.
  2. ^ Nigel Trueman. "Rugby Football History".
  3. ^ "Football: Inter-City Football Match". The Glasgow Herald. 25 November 1872. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Football". The Glasgow Herald. 7 December 1874. p. 7. Retrieved 28 September 2019 – via Google News Archive Search.
  5. ^ – via British Newspaper Archive. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Rugby Union - ESPN Scrum - Statsguru - Player analysis - George Fleming - Test matches". ESPN scrum.