Gordon Herbert Waddell – Royal Marine, Navy Rugby, Scotland and British Lions Passes Away

Earlier this month witnessed the passing of a great man of rugby Gordon Waddell who sadly died on 13 August.  During his National Service he was a Royal Marine Commando and represented Devonport Services RFC.  He won a solitary cap in the 1957 Army Navy match which unfortunately the Navy lost 6-3.  However he went on to be capped 18 times for Scotland, including 5 as captain, became a double British Lions tourist (New Zealand and South Africa) and also represented the Barbarians.  He was considered one of the best of his time by no lesser judge than the great John Dawes.

The Daily Telegraph have written a very informative obituary which can be viewed here.  His wiki entry his here.

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