Richard Logg

Scottish Rugby is saddened to learn of the death of club player Richard Logg on 26 December, as the result of a car accident on Christmas Eve, while on the way to visit family in Kilmarnock.

Richard, who was 37, played for Ayr RFC from minis to 1st XV level and went on to be a key member of Edinburgh Northern, whom he joined in 2009.

Barn-stroming

A regular in the No 8 jersey, Richard’s team-mates recall his barn-storming runs knocking over opponents, making yards with seemingly three or four players around his legs and his role as an adviser on all matters rugby, an enthusiastic tourist and a contribution to the club game that will be spoken about for decades to come.

Richard leaves a wife, Lorraine, and two young sons, Rory and Thomas (aged 3 and six months), who were travelling with him at the time of the accident.

Edinburgh Northern President, Joe Smith said: “"Richard was a tremendous friend to all at Edinburgh Northern RFC. His humour and gentle manner endeared him to all who knew him. On the park, he was enormously influential and will be sorely missed.

“Our hearts go out to all his friends and family, particularly Lorraine and the boys for, above all else, Richard was an adoring, devoted and loving husband and father.”

A minute’s silence will be observed prior to kick-off on Friday (2 January) at BT Murrayfield, when Edinburgh Rugby take on Glasgow Warriors in the second leg of the 1872 Cup (k/o 7.35pm)