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Council Employee Receives Retrospective Cap from Scottish Rugby

Scottish Rugby Retrospective Cap

South Ayrshire Council employee, Craig Redpath, recently received a retrospective Cap for playing an international test match for Scottish Rugby. At an award ceremony at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Craig was presented Cap number 1196, as a result of representing Scotland during the 1990's.

A talented rugby player, Craig was selected as a substitute for the Five Nations tournament match against England, with Scotland winning the Grand Slam in 1990, and gained his cap when winning against Tonga on 5 June 1993 with a score of 23-5.

Craig's sporting career saw him play for Melrose from 1987-1999, where he helped the team to win six National Titles.  He then went on to coach Ayr Rugby from 2003-2008 and Marr Rugby from 2009-2023, whom he guided to the Premiership Title in 2022.

After being presented with his Cap, Craig said: "It was a bit of a surprise to find out I was going to receive my Scotland Cap more than 30 years after playing against Tonga. Now that I have been presented with it, I realise how fortunate and an honour it was to represent Scotland."

Mike Newall, Chief Executive of South Ayrshire Council said: "This is a tremendous achievement and I'm delighted for Craig that this has been recognised. Craig's had a fantastic sporting career and it's been a privilege to hear first-hand about his memories and experiences."