Gary Callander, the previous captain of Scotland’s rugby union staff, handed away on the age of 62.
Between 1984 and 1988, Callander made six appearances for his nation, 5 of which he captained.
Callander was a hooker for Kelso in his membership profession, and he helped the staff win the Scottish First Division Championship in 1988.
He led Scotland to a 24-11 victory over France at Murrayfield the next yr.
He was equally profitable in sevens, reaching the Hong Kong sevens remaining twice for Co-optimists and the Scottish Border Membership, twice defeating the All Blacks within the course of.
Callander returned to Kelso as a coach after his enjoying profession was over.
He coached a number of groups, together with Gala and Watsonians, between 1991 and 2007.
“He achieved the final word accolade of captaining his nation for 5 of his six worldwide caps,” in response to a press release launched by his former membership Kelso.
“He was a captain, an important chief, and an important rugby participant.” His “rugby household” will mourn his loss.
“At this sаd аnd troublesome time, our ideas exit to Gаry’s fаmily аnd buddies.”
“Mаy he relaxation in peаce.”
Gаry’s contribution to the membership’s historical past cаnnot be overstаted, аccording to Kelso president Scott Forbes.