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Coronavirus curtails Scotland's 30th anniversary Grand Slam reunion

By PA Authors
By Online Editors

Scotland’s 1990 Grand Slam-winning team have been forced to curtail their 30th anniversary reunion because of the coronavirus.

Murrayfield bosses were due to host a lunch on Tuesday for coaches Ian McGeechan, Jim Telfer and their players to mark the milestone of their Slam-sealing win over England.

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But only the Hastings brothers Gavin and Scott plus Findlay Calder and Sean Lineen will now attend the shortened event after the government recommended limitations on social gatherings.

A celebration dinner in aid of the Hearts + Balls charity which planned to honour the 1990 triumph – the last time the Scots managed a championship clean sweep – on May 8 has also been postponed because of the pandemic.

But former centre Scott Hastings hopes he and his former team-mates will be able to reconvene once the threat has passed.

“It’s a pity we were all unable to get together to celebrate. There have been quite a few things planned. We have a big celebration dinner that was supposed to happen.

“There was also a few of us due to meet up today in the Scotland dressing room at Murrayfield, following an invitation from Scottish Rugby to have a get-together with McGeechan and Jim Telfer and a few of the players.

“Unfortunately because of the coronavirus only four of us are now meeting for a quick catch-up at lunch – myself, my brother Gavin, Findlay Calder and Sean Lineen.

“It’s a shame but we’ll raise a glass and hope to get something arranged for when this all passes over.”

– Press Association 

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