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Roy Laidlaw
Scotland
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Full name Roy James Laidlaw
Born October 5, 1953, Jedburgh
Current age 60 years 196 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Scotland, Scotland XV
Position Scrum-half

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1980-1988 51 50 1 28 7 0 0 0 21 27 3 44.11
Scotland 1980-1988 47 47 0 28 7 0 0 0 21 23 3 47.87
British and Irish Lions 1983-1983 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.00
Five/Six Nations 1980-1988 34 34 0 28 7 0 0 0 16 17 1 48.52
IRB Rugby World Cup 1987-1987 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut Ireland v Scotland at Lansdowne Road, Feb 2, 1980 match details
Last Test Scotland v England at Murrayfield, Mar 5, 1988 match details
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Profile

Roy Laidlaw had to be patient for his Scotland debut, warming the bench on ten occasions before finally making his bow against Ireland in the 1908 Five Nations. Laidlaw first came to the attentions of the Scotland selectors following several strong performances for Scotland 'B', but a combination of Alan Lawson and Dougie Morgan originally barred his way into the blue shirt.

Laidlaw went on to win 47 caps for Scotland, and played all four Tests of the British and Irish Lions' unsuccessful tour to New Zealand in 1983. Having been called into the squad following injuries to Terry Holmes and Nigel Melville, Laidlaw was powerless to stop the Lions slipping to a whitewash defeat. He played in a large number of games on tour however, filling the No.9 shirt in 13 of the 18 games, scoring two tries and skippering the side against West Coast and Wairarapa Bush.

During his time with Scotland Laidlaw partnered fly-half John Rutherford a record 35 times.

Scrum Staff March 2009

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Feb 23, 1987
Scotland's Roy Laidlaw looks to break
Scotland's Roy Laidlaw looks to break
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