HADDINGTON Rugby Football Club have honoured their five Scotland internationalists.

A lunch event was organised by the club to recognise the achievements of Jock Wemyss – a founder member of the club more than a century ago – Ronnie Glasgow, Grant McKelvey, Cammie Murray and Derek White.

Prop Wemyss, who died in the early 1970s at the age of 80, won seven caps for Scotland between 1914 and 1922.

Openside flanker Glasgow claimed 10 caps between 1962 and 1965; hooker McKelvey, a former Haddington coach, won his sole cap against Australia at Murrayfield in 1997; while Murray won 26 caps on the wing between 1998 and 2001.

No.8 White is the most esteemed of the quintet, having won 41 caps for Scotland and one for the British and Irish Lions in 1989, as well as appearing at two Rugby World Cups and helping Scotland win the Five Nations Grand Slam in 1990 in a fearsome back-row which also included Lions captain Finlay Calder, who was born in Haddington.

A board detailing each of the players’ achievements will be displayed in the clubhouse at Neilson Park.

Tributes to the players were read out and shown on video, including historic contributions from the late Bill McLaren and the late Colin Meads, an All Black legend. Former Scotland internationalists Craig Chalmers, Barry Stewart and Dave Rollo also contributed.

There were also words from Calder on his team-mate White and his work as a trustee of Doddie Weir’5 Discretionary Trust – set up to help the ex-Scotland and Lions star, who is battling Motor Neurone Disease.

Keith Wallace, HRFC vice-president, told the Courier: “It was great to pay a proper tribute to the famous five who had represented their club, Scotland and the game of rugby so well. A great day was had by all and £540 was raised for Doddie Weir’s charity.”

Murray, who went on to finish his career at Melrose, described the event as “very humbling.”

He said: “I would have not achieved anything in rugby if it had not been for Haddington RFC. They made me the player I was and I have so many happy memories of being at Neilson Park.”

McKelvey said on Twitter: “Humbled to be in that company. Thanks to HRFC for the honour, the learnings, the lessons learned and the great company.”