Ranald Macdonald
Macdonald in New Zealand in 1950
Birth nameRanald Macdonald
Date of birth(1928-01-18)18 January 1928
Place of birthConsett, England
Date of death2 October 1999(1999-10-02) (aged 71)
Place of deathShotley Bridge, England
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre / Fly-half / Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Edinburgh District
Cities District
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)

Ranald Macdonald (18 January 1928 – 2 October 1999)[1] was a Scotland international rugby union player who played for Edinburgh University.[2] Normally a fly-half, he also played at centre and on the wing.

Rugby career

Amateur career

He played for Edinburgh University RFC at Fly-half, forming a successful half-back pairing with Edinburgh University's scrum half Gus Black.[3]

Provincial career

He was capped for Edinburgh District while still at Edinburgh University. He played in the 1947 inter-city match against Glasgow District, scoring a try.[4] He played on 2 December 1950 inter-city match against Glasgow District.[5]

He played for Cities against Australia in 1947.[6]

International career

He was capped for Scotland four times in 1950, playing in the Five Nations tournament in every game. He was capped at Centre.[citation needed]

He was later capped for British and Irish Lions in the same year, and played on the Wing for the Lions.[2] He scored two tries in games against Wanganui and Ceylon.[2] He had two Lions test caps but played 14 times in total on the tour scoring 14 tries.[2]


  1. ^ "Ranald Macdonald". espn.co.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ranald Macdonald". lionsrugby.com. Archived from the original on 30 August 2016.
  3. ^ English, Tom (5 May 2013). "Gus Black recalls his 1950 Lions experience". scotsman.com.
  4. ^ "The Glasgow Herald - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.
  5. ^ "Splendid Teamwork in Glasgow Victory". The Glasgow Herald. 4 December 1950.
  6. ^ "Wallabies' Display Was Best of Tour". Sydney Morning Herald. 17 October 1947.