William MacLaren

William MacLaren was a rugby union international who represented England in the first rugby international in 1871.[1]

William MacLaren
Birth nameWilliam MacLaren
Date of birth1844
Place of birthChorlton, Lancashire[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Three-quarters
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Manchester ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1871 England 1

Early lifeEdit

William MacLaren was born on 1844 in Chorlton, Lancashire.[1]

Rugby union careerEdit

MacLaren made his international debut on 27 March 1871 at Edinburgh in the first international and was contested by Scotland and England.[1] He was one of four representatives from the Manchester Football Club, at the time Lancashire's foremost club.