150 YEARS OF EDINBURGH RUGBY

Celebrate 150 years of rugby in the Scottish capital.

To commemorate the club’s 150th anniversary, Edinburgh Rugby has unveiled a comprehensive history project, detailing the club’s full list of captains alongside every player to have worn the castle on their chest throughout the district and professional club’s entire existence.

In a project chronicling over 1300 players – from the very first, EM Bannerman of Edinburgh Accies in 1872 to more recent debutants like Sam Skinner (2022) – the club is now able to celebrate its extensive history, while mapping out the evolution of rugby in the Scottish capital.

In time, the club will also unveil its full list of internationalists and British and Irish Lions, while providing a full era-by-era timeline of the club’s evolution from inter-district days to the beginning of a new era of professional rugby at DAM Health Stadium.

Watch below as we celebrate 150 years of rugby in the Scottish capital, narrated by former captain, Scotland international and British and Irish Lion, Andy Irvine.

STILL TO COME…

This is just the beginning of a full season of 150th anniversary celebrations.

The club’s website will be updated with regular ‘era’ features as well as deep dives on the plethora of legends to have worn the castle on their chest.

Alongside editorial content, supporters can also look forward to video features and interviews with Edinburgh men that played a pivotal role in bringing success to the district and professional club.

This will sit alongside our 1872 Cup campaign which will be pushed out in the build up to December’s 1872 Cup finale – the 150th anniversary of that fixture.

150 YEARS

Edinburgh Rugby Captains

From Francis Moncreiff – Edinburgh District’s first-ever captain in 1872 – and Scott Hastings, the club’s first-ever pro era captain in 96/97, to today’s co-captains Ritchie and Gilchrist, we are able to present the full list of men to have captained Edinburgh through the amateur and professional eras.


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150 YEARS

Every Edinburgh Rugby Players

Following two years or identifying, researching and categorising, we present to you the full list of players to have represented Edinburgh in its 150-year existence.


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