Full name James William Telfer
Born March 17, 1940, Pathhead, Midlothian
Current age 75 years 33 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, British and Irish Lions XV, Scotland, Scotland XV
Position No. 8
|British and Irish Lions||1966-1968||8||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||5||1||31.25|
|Test debut||Scotland v France at Murrayfield, Jan 4, 1964 match details|
|Last Test||Ireland v Scotland at Lansdowne Road, Feb 28, 1970 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Telfer won 22 caps for Scotland between his debut against France in 1964 and 1970, captaining his country on most of his appearances.
Telfer went on two British and Irish Lions tours, the first to New Zealand in 1966, then to South Africa two years later. He also toured New Zealand with Scotland in 1967.
Following his retirement from playing Telfer went on to coach the 1984 Grand Slam winning Scotland side and also coached the the victorious 1997 Lions with countryman Ian McGeechan who scored a famous series victory of the Springboks. Telfer's hard-man attitude and inspirational team-talks were a feature of the tour and his forwards were well-drilled and aggressive in the face of the World Champion Springboks.