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GPS (George Philip Stewart) Macpherson was a key figure during a halcyon period for Scotland in the Inter-War years.
An outstanding centre, who possessed a brilliant rugby brain as well as a jinking side-step, Macpherson won the first of his 26 caps in a 3-3 draw against France in 1922 while studying Classics at Oriel College, Oxford.
The Oxford backline mirrored that of Scotland’s and the understanding he enjoyed with fellow students Ian Smith, George Aitken and Johnny Wallace made Scotland a potent attacking force.
He won three Blues and captained his country 12 times, guiding Scotland to their first Grand Slam in 1925 at the newly-built Murrayfield Stadium.
Rated the best in his position bar none, he toured with the Barbarians in 1929 and played his last game for Scotland against England in 1932.
A fine sevens player, Macpherson was a two-time Melrose Cup winner with Edinburgh Academicals, whom he captained to the Scottish Championship in 1930