Murray hangs up his boots

Melrose winger Cameron Murray takes on the Boroughmuir defence in his last appearance before hanging up his boots.
Melrose winger Cameron Murray takes on the Boroughmuir defence in his last appearance before hanging up his boots.

RUGBY: Former Scotland international Cameron Murray has announced his retirement from competitive rugby after helping Melrose bag their second consecutive championship.

The 37-year-old, who teaches P.E. at Berwickshire High School in Duns, earned his last cap for Scotland in 2001, but has gone on to have a notable career playing for the likes of Edinburgh, Borders Reivers, Hawick and most recently Melrose.

Having notched some 26 appearances for his country between 1998-2001, the Hawick native feels the time is right to stand down from the game he loves so much.

Looking back fondly on his lengthy career, which began professionally with the Borders in 1996, he said: “I’ve got some great memories, winning the cup with Hawick, winning the league and promotion when I was a youngster at Haddington and the back-to-back titles with Melrose.”

The winger/centre scored seven tries during his time with Scotland, which began with 1998’s Calcutta Cup tie against England and reached its peak with appearances in the 1999 World Cup side as well as the victorious Five Nations team the same year.