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Jim Telfer
Scotland
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Full name James William Telfer
Born March 17, 1940, Pathhead, Midlothian
Current age 74 years 221 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, British and Irish Lions XV, Scotland, Scotland XV
Position No. 8

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1964-1970 33 33 0 9 3 0 0 0 0 11 19 3 37.87
Scotland 1964-1970 25 25 0 9 3 0 0 0 0 9 14 2 40.00
British and Irish Lions 1966-1968 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1 31.25
Five/Six Nations 1964-1970 22 22 0 9 3 0 0 0 0 7 14 1 34.09

Career statistics
Test debut Scotland v France at Murrayfield, Jan 4, 1964 match details
Last Test Ireland v Scotland at Lansdowne Road, Feb 28, 1970 match details
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Profile

Telfer won 22 caps for Scotland between his debut against France in 1964 and 1970, captaining his country on most of his appearances.

Telfer went on two British and Irish Lions tours, the first to New Zealand in 1966, then to South Africa two years later. He also toured New Zealand with Scotland in 1967.

Following his retirement from playing Telfer went on to coach the 1984 Grand Slam winning Scotland side and also coached the the victorious 1997 Lions with countryman Ian McGeechan who scored a famous series victory of the Springboks. Telfer's hard-man attitude and inspirational team-talks were a feature of the tour and his forwards were well-drilled and aggressive in the face of the World Champion Springboks.

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Nov 4, 2010
Former Scotland internationals Jim Telfer and Finlay Calder
Former Scotland internationals Jim Telfer and Finlay Calder
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Feb 24, 2009
Former Lions assistant coach Jim Telfer poses with a 2009 shirt
Former Lions assistant coach Jim Telfer poses with a 2009 shirt
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Jul 7, 1997
Fran Cotton, Jim Telfer and Ian McGeechan
Fran Cotton, Jim Telfer and Ian McGeechan
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Jul 2, 1997
Lions coaches Jim Telfer and Ian McGeechan talk with Martin Johnson
Lions coaches Jim Telfer and Ian McGeechan talk with Martin Johnson
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