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A great day for NZ at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. Sean Fitzpatrick and John Hart's team silence the ghosts with a 33-26 triumph.
Glasgow High School FP and Scotland
37 internationals for Scotland 1921–29
A robust lock, Bannerman is remembered as one of Scotland’s great early players. Bannerman played his internationals consecutively and was also a Scottish captain. His 37 caps stood as a Scottish record until Hugh McLeod beat it in 1962. Interestingly, he never played in an international involving Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.
Bannerman was a Gaelic speaker, and later a prominent Scottish RU administrator (president in 1954–55), though one of the conservatives partly responsible for Scotland’s bleak international record in the early 1950s. A Liberal politician, he became Lord Bannerman, a Life Peer, less than two years before his death.
Two of Ireland's most famous players were known as Jackie Kyle and Willie-John McBride; what were the two 'proper' Christian names each man had?