Brothers in arms

Brothers Richie and Jonny Gray will become the 21st set of brothers to play together for Scotland when they form the boiler-house combination in Saturday’s viagogo Autumn Test against Argentina at BT Murrayfield.

In all, 46 sets of brothers have played for Scotland but not in the same match.

The brothers who have played together are as follows.

1 Three Finlay brothers (Arthur, James and Ninian) played together in 1875 v England.
2 Neilson brothers (William, George, Walter and Robert) – never all together in the same match.  Three together in 1894 v England (William, George and Walter), while two played together (William and George) played together in six matches between 1891 and 1896.
3 Tom and William Marshall in 1872 v England
4 Robert and Duncan Irvine – three internationals together 1878-1879.
5 Robert and Thomas Ainslie – three internationals together 1881 and 1882.
6 Robert and Gardyne Maitland – 1885 v Wales
7 Archibald and James Walker – two together (1882 v England and 1883 v Wales)
8 Andrew and Patrick Don Wauchope – three together (1885-1886)
9 Charles and John Orr (10 between 1889 and 1892)
10 David and John Bedell Sivright – 1902 v Wales
11 Lewis and Kenneth MacLeod – 1905 v New Zealand
12 Wilson and Ian Shaw – 1937 v Ireland
13 Angus and Donald Cameron – 1953 v Ireland and England
14 Peter and Gordon Brown – 13 together between 1970 and 1973.
15 Three Milne brothers (Iain, Kenny and David) played for Scotland, though never in the same match. Iain and Kenneth played two internationals together (1989 v Wales, 1990 v NZ 2nd Test). David’s one cap was as a replacement in the 1991Rugby World Cup match against Japan, when neither Iain nor Kenny was in the team.
16 Gavin and Scott Hastings – 51 together from 1986 to 1995.
17 John and Martin Leslie – 16 from 1998 to 2002
18 Gordon and Alan Bulloch – 4 internationals in 200 and 2001.
19 Sean and Rory Lamont – 29 times between 2005 and 2012.
20 Thom and Max Evans – 5 times in 2009 and 2010.