Player Archive - J. W. Telfer

J. W. Telfer player photo.
  • Country: Scotland Scotland
  • Points Scored: 6
James William Telfer was born in Midlothian on 17 March 1940 and educated at Gala Academy and Heriot-Watt University before qualifying as a teacher. He played for Melrose and captained Scotland in 12 of his 25 internationals between 1964 and 1970. His first four caps were as a flanker before switching to his specialist number 8 position. He coached Scotland between 1980 and 1984. Jim Telfer played for the British Isles on two tours: 23 matches, including five tests, in Australasia in 1966, and 11 matches, including three tests, in South Africa in 1968. He was also a successful coach of the British Isles on the 1997 tour of South Africa. He played for the Barbarians against Australia at Cardiff Arms Park in 1967.

Games Played

Date Opponent Points    
28 March 1967 Newport 0 Full Squad Match Images
25 March 1967 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images
30 January 1967 Australia XV 0 Full Squad Match Images
07 October 1964 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images
31 March 1964 Newport 3 Full Squad Match Images
28 March 1964 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images
15 April 1963 Swansea 0 Full Squad Match Images
12 April 1963 Penarth 3 Full Squad Match Images