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|Date of birth||8 May 1962|
|Place of birth||Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||103 kg (16 st 3 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
David Michael Barclay Sole(born 8 May 1962) is a former Scottish rugby union player.
He made his Scotland debut in 1986 against France and went on to win 44 caps at prop between 1986 and 1992, with a record 25 as captain.He was also the first choice loosehead prop with the victorious British Lions in Australia in 1989.
In 1990, Sole was captain for a Grand Slam decider at Murrayfield against hot favourites England.This is sometimes considered to be Scotland's greatest match, and one well remembered, as Richard Bath wrote:
Scotland won 13-7, denying England the Grand Slam and claiming their third Grand Slam after their previous triumphs in 1925 and 1984.
He captained a World XV to a victory against the All Blacks in 1992. He made his final international appearance for Scotland in 1992 against Australia. That year he stood for election as Rector of the University of Dundee, but despite being the favourite candidate he was defeated by Stephen Fry.
Since retiring Sole has worked as a co-commentator for BBC Scotland's coverage of rugby union matches.
He has also embarked on a successful career outside of sport, becoming Managing Partner of "School for CEO'" in 2017as well as Non-executive director of AM Bid Services.
He was educated at Blairmore prep school and Glenalmond College, a private school in Perthshire.
Three of Sole's four children have also represented their country in international sport. His sons Chris and Tom both play for the Scotland cricket team, while his daughter Gemma plays for the Scotland netball team. His other son Jamie is also a rugby player, and played professionally with Newcastle Falcons.
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