Colin McFadyean

Colin McFadyean
Full name Colin William McFadyean
Date of birth (1943-03-11) 11 March 1943
Place of birth Tavistock[1]
University Loughborough University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Loughborough Colleges
Moseley RFC
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
British Lions

Colin William McFadyean (born 11 March 1943)[2] is a former England international rugby union player and captain.

He was capped eleven times for England between 1966 and 1968, nine times as a centre and twice on the wing and captained England in his last two internationals in 1968.[3] He scored four tries for England, including two in one game against Scotland in March 1967, and also scored one dropped goal for England.

He was selected for the 1966 British Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand, playing in all four internationals against the All Blacks and scoring one try.

He played club rugby for Moseley.

Colin McFadyean is the son of the late Captain Angus Jameison McFadyean who was killed at Anzio on 9 March 1944 whilst Second in Command of C Company 1st Battalion London Scottish. He was killed by a German machine gun whilst leading the Company Headquarters out of the line during a relief operation. He was awarded an immediate Military Cross for gallantry in command of a composite Rifle Company of 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers and 1st Battalion London Scottish troops on 25 February 1944 in the wadi country of the Anzio beachhead.


  1. Colin McFadyean Profile on
  2. Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. pp. 12:7. ISBN 0-460-07003-7.
  3. Griffiths, page 1:40-1:41
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Phil Judd
English National Rugby Union Captain
Succeeded by
Mike Weston

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