Scottish rugby mourns death of Danny Herrington
May 26, 2005

Scottish Rugby is saddened to learn of the death today of Danny Herrington the former Scotland A prop. He was 44.

Herrington was part of the formidable "Tillicoultry troglodytes" the name coined to describe the front-row he formed alongside Bob Cairney and John Manson.

A product of Hillfoots, he joined Dundee HSFP and was a stalwart as the Mayfield club returned to Scottish Rugby's top-flight.

Herrington played three times for Scotland A - against the All Blacks in 1993; in the victory over France A in Rennes in 1994 and the narrow loss to France A in 1995.

He was also a key figure as North and Midlands completed the transformation from Cinderella of Scotland's district sides to district champions in their new guise of Caledonia. Herrington made his debut for the district against the South in November 1990 and the last of his 47 appearances was when Caledonia played Glasgow at Rubislaw in January 1998. He went on to make two appearances for Glasgow Caledonians two seasons later.

Herrington continued to play with Kirkcaldy as he reached his 40s before he stopped playing three years ago.

Herrington, who had fought a long battle against cancer with his customary good humour, is survived by his wife, Morag, four children and two grand-children. Scottish Rugby extends its sincere sympathies to his friends and family.

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