James McLaren

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James McLaren : biography

28 June 1972 –

James "Jim" Gerard McLaren (born in Stirling) is a Scottish dual-code international rugby league and rugby union footballer, playing representative level rugby league for the Scotland national rugby league team, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, and playing representative level rugby union for the Scotland national rugby union team, as a centre.

International honours

Jim Mclaren won a cap for Scotland in rugby league while at the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the 20-22 defeat to France in Glasgow on 9 July 1997. His international rugby union début for the Scotland national rugby union team came against Argentina in 1999. He made 30 Test appearances between 1999 and 2003 and finished his representative career playing in all four of Scotland’s pool games in the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup.

McLaren was educated in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, and attended St Stanislaus College.