Edinburgh Rugby Captains

When Jamie Ritchie was announced as club co-captain alongside Grant Gilchrist for the 2022/23 season, the back-row became the 84th man to lead the capital team.

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.

YEAR NAME
1872 F Moncreiff
1873 R W Irvine
1874 R W Irvine
1875 R W Irvine
1876 R W Irvine
1876 A G Petrie
1877 N T Brewis
1879 A G Petrie
1880 A G Petrie
1881 T Ainslie
1882 T Ainslie
1883 T Ainslie
1885 T Ainslie
1888 P Hamiton
1889 A M Gordon
1890 T Walters
1891 R M Roddick
1893 C J N Fleming
1895 J W Simpson
1896 C P Finlay
1900 M Morrison
1904 A G Cairns
1905 D R Bedell-Sivright
1906 D R Bedell-Sivright
1907 D R Bedell-Sivright
1908 J M B Scott
1909 L M Speirs
1910 J C MacCallum
1913 A M Stewart
1921 C M Usher
1928 A H Brown
1933 B R Tod
1934 H P Mather
1945 E Anderson
1947 I C Henderson
1949 T C Brown
1949 R G Baird
1950 R C Murray
1951 W I D Elliot
1952 N G R Mair
1954 T G Weatherstone
1955 A W Harper
1955 J A C Gilbert
1956 T McClung
1957 W K L Relph
1960 D B Edwards
1960 S C Coughtrie
1961 A R Smith
1964 J B Neill
1965 J M Ross
1966 R H Lamb
1967 C F Blaikie
1968 G Patterson
1968 B Laidlaw
1968 R Arneil
1970 A C Mcnish
1970 J Douglas
1971 D W Morgan
1972 R L Clark
1972 P Gallagher
1974 C G Hogg
1977 B H Hay
1977 K D M Wilson
1979 A R Irvine
1981 A J Lawson
1982 A E Kennedy
1985 A K Brewster
1987 F Calder
1988 I Milne
1989 J F Richardson
1990 D M B Sole
1992 A G Hastings
1993 S Hastings
1994 J Richardson
1995 A Donaldson
1996/97 S Hastings
1997/98 S Reid/A Donaldson
1998/99 B Redpath/B Renwick
1999/00 G Shiel/G McKelvey
2000/01 D McKinnon
2001/02 G Burns
2002/03 T Blackadder
2003/04 T Blackadder
2004/05 T Blackadder
2005/06 C Paterson
2006/07 C Paterson
2007/08 A Hogg/S Cross
2008/09 M Blair/S Cross
2009/10 M Blair
2010/11 R Grant
2011/12 G Laidlaw
2012/13 G Laidlaw
2013/14 G Laidlaw
2014/15 M Coman
2015/16 M Coman
2016/17 G Gilchrist/S McInally
2017/18 M Bradbury/F McKenzie
2018/19 S McInally
2019/20 S McInally
2020/21 G Gilchrist/S McInally
2021/22 G Gilchrist/S McInally
2022/23 G Gilchrist/J Ritchie

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