Neil Edwards
Birth nameNeil George Barry Edwards
Date of birth (1964-08-20) 20 August 1964 (age 59)
Place of birthCarshalton, England
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Rosslyn Park ()
Harlequins ()
Northampton Saints ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Anglo-Scots ()
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Scotland 'B'

Neil Edwards (born 20 August 1964) is a former Scotland international rugby union player.[1]

Rugby union career

Amateur career

Edwards played club rugby for Rosslyn Park before moving on to Harlequins and then to Northampton Saints.[2]

Provincial career

He played for Anglo-Scots. It was the Anglo-Scots side that drew him into Scotland's net. His grandfather George Watt from Dundee gave him the Scottish ancestry required; his grandfather notable for designing the London Planetarium![3]

International career

He was capped by Scotland 'B' once against Ireland 'B' on 28 December 1991.[4]

He represented Scotland six times from 1992 to 1994.[1] He won a place when Alex Snow, the Heriots forward, opted to go for England selection, rather than play for Scotland. Edwards took the reverse path to Snow; he was England's radar and went on their training camp in Portugal, before deciding to rather play for Scotland.[3]

Edwards made his international debut on 18 January 1992 at Murrayfield in the Scotland vs England match. Of the 6 matches he played for his national side he was on the winning side on 4 occasions.[1] He played his final match for Scotland on 15 January 1994 at Cardiff Arms Park in the Wales vs Scotland match.[1]

He also played for the Barbarians.[2] Edwards played eleven times for the Barbarians, captaining them in 1994 on their three match tour of Zimbabwe.[2]

Business career

He became a chartered surveyor.[5]

Edwards is the Managing Director of Green Parking Ltd.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Neil George Barry Edwards". ESPN scrum.
  2. ^ a b c "Archive - Barbarian FC".
  3. ^ a b "Edwards takes an unusual route into the Scottish pack | HeraldScotland".
  4. ^ "Improved Scottish side show Irish too much generosity".
  5. ^ a b "About Green Parking".