The history of the productSCOTLAND 1925
SCOTLAND WON ITS FIRST GRAND SLAM VICTORY ON 21 MARCH 1925, WITH AN EXCITING FINAL MATCH AGAINST ENGLAND ATTHE NEWLY OPENED MURRAYFIELD STADIUM IN FRONT OF A RECORD CROWD OF 70,000.
The Scots had already beaten France 25-4, Wales (in Cardiff) 24-14 and Ireland (in Dublin) 14-8. Only England stood between them and their first Grand Slam. This was a closely contested game between two talented sides, with the lead changing hands three times.
The Scotland team was captained by GPS Macpherson, who captained EAFC between 1928 and 1931 and won 26 caps for his country. In 2001, in a poll carried out by Scottish Rugby Magazine and the Herald, Macpherson was selected in Scotland’s all-time greatest XV and as Scotland’s greatest ever attacking player. In 2002 he was inducted into Scotland’s Sports’ Hall of Fame.
Winger Ian Smith is a member of the Immortals, the first Scottish team to achieve the Grand Slam, and his contribution is enormous: he scores eight tries. Ian Smith is part of the great Oxford University three-quarter line up with George MacPherson, George Aikten and Johnny Wallace. Ian Smith is also the joint holder of the record for tries scored in the Five Nations/Six Nations Tournament with eight tries scored in 1925 (four against France and four against Wales). And Ian Smith is also Scotland's leading try scorer.