Gordon 'Rocky' Scott

Gordon 'Rocky' Scott

By Mark Brown
9 April
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Broughton Rugby regret to inform members of the passing of Gordon Scott, who sadly lost his battle with cancer on April 1st.


Gordon, who earned the nickname “Rocky”, was first introduced to the club as a friend / colleague of Dave Wylie and Ian Price.

Gordon was a great front row stalwart of many years, notably a prominent member of "Wylie's Wonders" and has also been described as a 'prop forward extraordinaire.'
He had his own unique style of play and was always ready with a cheeky quip or, as far as the opposition were concerned, a scathing put down.

As former team mate Dave Cunningham recalls, he was quite the character. “I played in the same team as Gordon many times over the years. A steady prop and I remember him hooking the ball straight out of the opposition scrum half’s hands if he got too close!”

A great team mate and companion, Gordon will always be remembered a cheerful, hard working club mate on and off the pitch.

Not only an enthusiastic rugby player, Gordon was also a keen lawn bowler and esteemed quizzer.

Gordon was baptised "Cinders" at his bowling club after leaving his bowling shoes at Perth West End B.C. and the coach having to detour via there to get them when his team were on their way to the Saturday fixture.

Gordon’s fountain of knowledge saw him become the second former Broughton player to appear on the TV quiz show Pointless. He recently competed on the show with his son and although they didn't win, according to former Honorary Secretary Gordon McMillan, “they gave the show, for me at least, some semblance of credibility.”

The late Dave Wylie also appeared on Pointless. Unsurprisingly, both Gordon and Dave have been crowned ‘Brains of Broughton ‘ at perennial club quiz nights.

Our thoughts are with the Scott family.

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