Robert Wilson Shaw, CBE

 Robert Wilson Shaw, CBE

(1913-1979)
Rugby Union

Inducted in 2002

Shaw played club rugby for Glasgow High School Former Pupils. He was the captain of the Scottish rugby team that won the Triple Crown in 1938. The match is remembered as 'Wilson Shaw's match'. The Triple Crown was achieved by beating Ireland, Wales and England. Scotland would not manage to do so again for another forty years! In the match against England, he had scored a try and created another. In the last minute he set off on a mazy run and scored another try to win the match 21-16 and the Triple Crown. The victory was made all the sweeter for the Scots as it was achieved at Twickenham.

  • Captain of Scotland's Triple Crown winning rugby team, 1938



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