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Hall of Fame and Rugby Legends Dinner

Iain Morrison and Mark Bright were both inducted in to the London Scottish Hall of Fame at Gaucho Piccadilly, in a memorable evening for the club.

The annual Legends' and Hall of Fame Dinner began with an introduction from CEO Rod Lynch, who thanked all of the club's long-standing sponsors and reflected on the season in the company of some of the clubs greatest players.

The event was once again a huge success, with plenty of other amusing moments including a speech from legendary All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick, and auction from Jonny Gould.

Iain Morrison was first to be inducted. Morrison won two Blues with Cambridge University after which Iain played for London Scottish throughout the remainder of his adult career from 1985 to 1996. Not only did he play in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Divisions, he also played for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams….and the Picts.

A useful sevens player, Iain helped London Scottish win the London Floodlight Sevens five times in succession.

Success also came on the international stage. Making his debut for Scotland against Ireland at Murrayfield on 16 January 1993, Iain went on to gain 15 Scottish caps between 1993 and 1995. The Scottish team for the match against Ireland was littered with fellow London Scots - Gavin Hastings (captain), Damian Cronin, Paul Burnell - and Kenny Logan was on the bench.

Iain continued to play sevens for several years. Returning to help coach the London Scottish Sevens squad in 1998, he ended up playing for the team at Twickenham, beating Wasps before being thumped by the Barbarians. He toured with the Barbarians and captained them against Leicester at the traditional end of year match.

Since hanging up his boots, Iain has quit his job in the city and has worked as a sports journalist.

Mark Bright was also inducted in to the Hall of Fame. Since joining London Scottish from Redruth in 2011, Mark Bright has become one of the greatest players to wear a London Scottish shirt, making 123 appearances and scoring an incredible 81 tries in the process.

The number eight was voted Player of the Season in 2012/13, the same year in which he was included in the RFU Championship Dream XV.

During the 2013/14 season, 'Brighty' scored 21 tries in 28 games and was shortlisted for the Championship Player of the Year Award as well as being named, once again, in the Championship Dream XV.

In 2014/15 he was the top try-scorer in the league, crossing the line 28 times in 26 matches and captained the Scots to their highest ever finish of third in the Greene King IPA Championship.
The following year, he was yet again the top try scorer at the club, scoring 19 times in 27 matches. Bright became just the fourth London Scot in the professional era to make 100 appearances for the club, alongside Colman McCarthy, Matt Johnson and Adam Kwasnicki.

He also represented the England Sevens team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, adding to his striking rugby CV.

Peter Lydon was also presented with the Player of the Season Award by Watches of Switzerland CEO Brian Duffy. The full-back was gifted a Tag Heuer Formula One watch after scoring 210 points in 26 matches throughout the campaign.

Departing Club Captain Adam Kwasnicki was also recognised in front of over 130 attendees Gaucho.

Sean Fitzpatrick then provided an entertaining speech, where the former New Zealand captain recalled some of his fondest moments in the sport from his illustrious international career.

The evening was ended with an auction, with prizes such as Bill McLaren's commentary notes, a Calcutta Cup oil painting, and an entire family of Glengoyne whisky all available.

You can find the full album of photos from the evening on our Facebook page by searching London Scottish.

For more details on the 2017 event, contact Events Manager Fiona Strongman on

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