Former Scotland International John Davidson passes away

19th February 2016

Former rugby international John Davidson, of Fife, has passed away at the age of 83.

Mr Davidson, known as Jock, won three caps for Scotland in 1959 and 1960.

During the 1957-58 season he was selected for North and Midlands to play against Australia in Aberdeen.

He made his debut as Scotland number eight against England at Twickenham in 1959 on the same day as Howe of Fife’s David Rollo, in a match which ended in a 3-3 draw.

He was part of the 1960 team which recorded Scotland’s first win in Dublin in 27 years, at Lansdowne Road, where the Scots secured a 6-5 victory.

On home turf, Mr Davidson also played for London Scottish and Edinburgh Wanderers.

His work as an engineer took him to France and he played there for Racing Club Chalonnais, in Chalon Sur Saone, and Racing Club Paris.

Mr Davidson was a popular figure in Waid Academy Former Pupils Rugby Club and was awarded the honour of life membership.

He leaves behind wife Jacqueline, son Jack-Paul, grandchildren Kyla and Matt and sister Marjory.

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