Euan Muray Honured By Gha

Euan Murray to be honoured by Glasgow Hutchesons’ Aloysians Euan Murray, the Scotland and British & Irish Lions forward, is to be honoured by his home club, Glasgow Hutchesons’ Aloysians RFC.

The 30-year-old prop will be awarded honorary life membership of the club at a lunch in the clubhouse in Braidholm Road on Saturday 6 March.

Euan Murray to be honoured by Glasgow Hutchesons’ Aloysians Euan Murray, the Scotland and British & Irish Lions forward, is to be honoured by his home club, Glasgow Hutchesons’ Aloysians RFC.

The 30-year-old prop will be awarded honorary life membership of the club at a lunch in the clubhouse in Braidholm Road on Saturday 6 March.

Euan played most of his club rugby with Glasgow Southern (pre-amalgamation with Hutchesons’ Aloysians) before he went on to a professional contract with Glasgow Warriors and his subsequent international career.

The Williamwood High School former pupil has now played in 29 internationals for Scotland as well as being on the Lions tour to South Africa last year. Tom Morrice, GHA’s president, said: “I will be delighted to welcome Euan Murray back to Braidholm – to the club where he began a rugby career which has taken him up to the top echelons of the sport.

“Euan is a fine ambassador for the game of rugby and for the clubs and representative teams for which he has played. His recent well publicised decision to stand by his principles and decline an invitation to play for Scotland against France on a Sunday says much for Euan's strength of character and should be a guiding light for anyone whose beliefs are put to the ultimate test.

"Euan has set examples of courage and dedication that we can try to instil in our young players in the future. "On behalf of GHA Rugby Club, I wish Euan continued success in the game."

Euan’s parents and sister have been invited to the lunch, as have three of his former colleagues at Glasgow Warriors – Scotland caps Dan Parks and Fergus Thomson as well as Hefin O’Hare.

GHA’s guests will include three other Warriors, James Eddie, Calum Forrester, and Jon Welsh, all of whom, like Euan, played club rugby at Braidholm before joining the professional ranks. Euan won age-grade international honours while he was with Glasgow Southern.

In 1998 he played for Scotland under-18, and the following year he enjoyed a victory against England in the world junior championship match at Pontypridd in Wales. Subsequently, between 1999 and 2001, he played in 13 under-21 internationals.

He then went on to professional rugby with Warriors, and his Scotland career began with his debut against Romania in Bucharest in 2005. A qualified veterinary surgeon, Euan now plays for Northampton Saints in English rugby’s Guinness Premiership. After the 6 March lunch GHA will be playing a Scottish Hydro Premier Two match against Dunfermline at Braidholm.