Robert Wilson Shaw, CBE

(B.1913 - D.1979)
Rugby Union
Inducted in 2002

Robert Wilson 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, a feat Scotland didn’t manage to achieve 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.

Robert Wilson Shaw, CBE