GPS Macpherson, CBE

(B.1903 - D.1981)
Rugby Union
Inducted in 2002

GPS Macpherson was the captain of the first Scottish rugby team to win the Grand Slam, in 1925. The victory came after Scotland defeated France 25-4 in Edinburgh, Wales 24-14 in Swansea and Ireland 14-8 in Dublin. The final match was played against England on 21 March 1925 in the newly opened Murrayfield Stadium. The Scots won 14-11 and made history. Macpherson played for Oxford University along with his fellow team members in the Scottish three-quarter line – Ian Smith, George Aitken and Johnny Wallace. He later played for Edinburgh Academicals.

GPS Macpherson, CBE