Derek Turnbull (rugby union)

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Derek Turnbull
Birth nameDerek James Turnbull
Date of birth (1961-10-02) 2 October 1961 (age 59)
Place of birth Hawick, Scotland
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
- Hawick Trades ()
- Hawick RFC ()
Provincial / State sides
YearsTeamApps(Points)
- South of Scotland
Reds Trial
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National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1987-1994 Scotland 15 (9)

Derek Turnbull (born 2 October 1961) is a former Scotland international rugby union player.

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Rugby Union career

Amateur career

Turnbull was born in Hawick. [1] He started playing rugby union with Hawick Trades before being picked up by Hawick. [2]

Provincial career

He played for South of Scotland.

He played for the Reds Trial side in their match against Blues Trial on 3 January 1987. [3]

International career

He made 15 appearances for the Scotland national rugby union team.

He made his international rugby debut on 6 June 1987 in the quarter-finals of the 1987 Rugby World Cup against New Zealand at Christchurch. [1] He went on the 1988 tour of Zimbabwe, although full caps were not awarded. [2] He was also on the 1990 tour of New Zealand. His last appearance was against Wales in Cardiff 1994. [1]

Policing career

Turnbull became a police officer. He was honoured with a chief constable's commendation for his bravery after saving a pensioner from an escaped bull in Galashiels in November 2006. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Player profile: Derek Turnbull, Scotland". ESPN . Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  2. 1 2 McMurtrie, Bill (26 May 1988). "Referee is out of touch as Scots go on country ramble". The Glasgow Herald . p. 34. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  3. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19870105&printsec=frontpage&hl=en [ bare URL ]
  4. "Policeman tackled 'enraged' bull". BBC News . 29 May 2008.