Sunday, April 27th, 2014
Jim Renwick is recognised as having been one of Scotland’s best ever rugby players.
Born in Hawick on 12th February 1952, he became a pupil of HawickHigh School after spending his primary years at Drumlanrig Primary School.
Jim was a successful junior swimmer, winning the Scottish under 14’s 100yards freestyle title in 1966.
He decided to focus on rugby and trained hard. His PE teacher was the late Bill McLaren who Jim feels had the greatest impact on him at school as a teacher.
“He was a great PE teacher I always enjoyed his lessons.” Jim Renwick 2012
Jim played stand-off for Hawick High, PSA and Hawick Harlequins gaining his first cap for Hawick age 17. He says his best achievement was playing for Hawick for 17 years.
Jim gained 52 caps for Scotlandas centre and became a British Lion.
His advice to young players is to work hard, maybe need some luck, but if you think you’re good, stick in.
by Ewan Chelley