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Tribute paid to Selkirk rugby hero Jim 'Basher' Inglis

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Image caption Jim Inglis with former Selkirk captain Andrew Renwick

The Scottish Rugby Union has led tributes to former Scotland prop Jim Inglis after he died aged 87.

The man affectionately known as "Basher" was capped against England at Murrayfield in 1952, having also represented the South of Scotland.

He joined his hometown club Selkirk at 16 and served them as a player, administrator and then president.

The SRU said it was saddened to hear of the death of a man who had given a "lifetime of service" to his club.

A statement said: "It was a fitting tribute that, alongside his wife Mary, Jim received the Spirit of Rugby Award from Scottish Rugby earlier this year.

"He served as president of the Selkirk club and the Border League and always gave a hearty welcome to supporters at Philiphaugh.

"Scottish Rugby extends its sincere condolences to all his family and friends."

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