John Marshall

Scottish Rugby is saddened to learn of the death of former Scotland full-back, John Marshall. He was 83.

Mr Marshall, who passed away at the end of last season, won five caps in 1954 out of the London Scottish club. He was a pupil at Rugby School from 1942 and went on to become Housemaster, Acting Head Master and first Head of the Junior Department at the famous school, where William Webb Ellis first picked up the ball and ran with it.

Mr Marshall taught at Rugby School from 1959 until 1994 and later became honorary secretary for the Rugbeian Society.

A thanksgiving service for the life and work of John Marshall was held at Rugby School in June.

Scottish Rugby sends its sincere condolences to all Mr Marshall’s family and friends.