Friday, February 28th, 2014
Robert Gray Charters was born in Hawick on October 29th, 1930. He first played for Hawick when he was only 17. He was in the unofficial championship winning team (1947-48) and played 11 seasons for Hawick. He played centre for Scotland in 1955, making his debut against Wales at Murrayfield. He was the President of the SRU in season 1992-93. He has been a British Lions selector. He managed the Scotland team who toured to Fiji, Tonga and Western Samoa. He served a plumber’s apprenticeship with Miller’s then joined and eventually took over the knitwear business that his father had set up.
by Ewan Chelley