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Rugby Memories Scotland

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rugby Memories Scotland

Rugby History - Fun Fact

Scotland was the first home union to introduce official leagues:

The club leagues started in season 1973-74 and were the first of their kind in the home countries. They replaced the old 32-team “unofficial championship” which was won by Boroughmuir in 1972-73.  The leagues were the brainchild of the SRU committee who wanted a system of competitive rugby in Scotland. The first winners of Division 1 in the new national league structure were Hawick, a feat they were to repeat over the next four seasons.

Jim Renwick


Sports Heritage Scotland was established in 2015 by national sporting bodies and heritage organisations representing the sports of cricket, curling, golf, football, rugby and shinty.


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