Boroughmuir mourn Brian Halliday

Boroughmuir FP win the Royal High Sevens tournament at Jock's Lodge in April 1976 - Back, l-r: George Watson, Peter Millican, Bob Dickson, Brian Halliday. Front: Colin McLean, captain Bruce Hay and Willie McNicoll.

Boroughmuir FP win the Royal High Sevens tournament at Jock's Lodge in April 1976 - Back, l-r: George Watson, Peter Millican, Bob Dickson, Brian Halliday. Front: Colin McLean, captain Bruce Hay and Willie McNicoll.

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One of Boroughmuir’s greatest rugby players, Brian Halliday, has died, aged 66, after a battle with cancer.

Winger Halliday was capped by Scotland B against France B in Le Havre in 1978 after joining from Liberton. He also played for Edinburgh against the touring Australians at Myreside.

Although stricken by illness, retired Postal executive Brian travelled to Dublin earlier this year to support Scotland in the Six Nations Championship. He leaves a wife, Gillian, and four children.

• A funeral for former Portobello and Scotland flanker Russell McIntyre, who has died aged 52, will be held at Warriston Crematorium at 3pm on Monday.

• Forrester rugby club’s 50th anniversary celebrations will climax at their Broomhouse ground this weekend. On Friday, a 35-year annual fixture with the Carrickfergus club will continue with a 15-a-side game,

The following day Forrester host a 12-team sevens tournament as well as a six-team over-35s tournament.

Among the sides taking part in Saturday’s sevens are the Pigbarians charity select, who play to raise money for the children’s charity Dreamz4U.

• Jen Harris has been elected captain of Broughton’s women’s team for next season, with Nicky Gaskell to be vice-captain.