Bob Howie

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Robert Howie (11 June 1898 – 14 May 1992) was a Scottish rugby union player for Scotland and Kirkcaldy RFC.[1]

He was capped seven times as a prop forward for Scotland between 1912–13.[2] He also played for Kirkcaldy RFC,[1] and was selected for the 1924 British Lions tour to South Africa, playing in four tests.[3]


Bob Howie was the brother of Dave Howie, who also played for Kirkcaldy and gained seven national caps, but died in the First World War.[4]

Although he and his brother gained fourteen caps between them their father, a grim farmer, never watched them once, saying:

"Rugby an' fermin' will no agree, an' A ken which'll pit mair money in yer pooch."[5]


  • Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)
  • Massie, Allan A Portrait of Scottish Rugby (Polygon, Edinburgh; ISBN 0-904919-84-6)
  1. ^ a b Bath, p138
  2. ^ "Scotland/Players and Officials/Robert Howie". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Bath, p118
  4. ^ Bath, p109
  5. ^ Bath, p28

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