Former Scotland international & Lathallan pupil passes away

Pic Lisa Ferguson 19/03/2015
Scotland v Wales, Murrayfield 11/02/1961, Scottish Fifteen
 Old rugby buffer by name of Frans ten Bos played for Scotland rugby team 17 times in the early 1960s

Pic Lisa Ferguson 19/03/2015 Scotland v Wales, Murrayfield 11/02/1961, Scottish Fifteen Old rugby buffer by name of Frans ten Bos played for Scotland rugby team 17 times in the early 1960s

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A former Lathallan pupil who went on to become a Scottish International Rugby player has recently died at the age of 79.

The Scottish Rugby Union announced that lock-forward Frans ten Bos, won 17 caps for Scotland between 1959 and 1963 and was on the winning side on nine occasions, passed away last Thursday, September 1.

Born in Richmond to Dutch parents, ten Bos was educated at Lathallan and Fettes College, having travelled to Scotland from Holland on the outbreak of the Second World War.

In latter years he stayed near Kirriemuir.

His debut was a 3-3 draw against England at Twickenham, Dave Rollo, Jim Shackleton and Jock Davidson also winning their first caps that day.

He won his first cap out of Oxford University and subsequently played his club rugby for London Scottish.

His final year of international rugby, 1963, featured an away victory against France, while his last cap, was marked by a famous individual try by England’s stand-off, Richard Sharp.