Happy 100Th Birthday Mac

Scottish Rugby today salutes former Scotland cap Mac Henderson on the day of his 100th birthday. Mac is understood to be the oldest living internationalist of the 1002 players to be capped for Scotland and also the first to become a centenarian.

Scottish Rugby today salutes former Scotland cap Mac Henderson on the day of his 100th birthday.

Mac is understood to be the oldest living internationalist of the 1002 players to be capped for Scotland and also the first to become a centenarian.

Scottish Rugby Union President Andy Irvine has written to Mac to offer his heartiest congratulations. Irvine wrote: "I'm sure you must feel considerable pride to reach such a landmark birthday in the week that your club, Edinburgh Academicals, will perform in our National Cup Final for the first time."

Henderson was capped three times for Scotland in the back five of the pack against Wales, England and Ireland in 1933. Scotland won all three games.

Born in Tranent, Mac was educated at Edinburgh Academy and farmed in both New Zealand and East Lothian.

His younger brother, the late Ian Henderson, was also capped by Scotland on 14 occasions as a prop between 1939 and 1948.

Scottish Rugby is in contact with Mac and his family in order to make a presentation to mark this special occasion.

Our picture shows Mac (fourth from the left in the back-row) in Scotland team that defeated Ireland 8-6 at Lansdowne Road in 1933.