Ex-Lions Forward Carmichael Dies At 77
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Thu 28th October 2021 | 09:20 AM
London, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Oct, 2021 ) :Former Scotland and British and Irish Lions forward Sandy Carmichael, who once famously finished a game despite fracturing his cheekbone in five places, has died at the age of 77.
"He was a giant of the game in Scotland in many ways and our thoughts and condolences go to his friends and family at this time.
" Carmichael earned 50 caps for Scotland between 1967 and 1978 and was part of Lions squads in 1971 and 1974.
During a fiery encounter against Canterbury during the 1971 Lions tour, Carmichael suffered multiple fractures to his cheekbone but still managed to finish the game.
"Carmichael was part of the revered 1971 & 1974 squads and was recognised as one of the bravest as well as fairest players to grace the game."