Finlay ("Fin") Calder, rugby player, was born on August 20, 1957 at Haddington, Scotland. He played at open side flanker and won 34 caps representing Scotland from 1986-91. His last game was against New Zealand in the 1991 Rugby World Cup.
Finlay travelled to Australia as captain but was soon under pressure to justify his place in the Test team under intense competition from England openside and future member of the 2001 and 2005 coaching staff Andy Robinson.
The full measure of Calder's worth was seen not only on the pitch, but also off it as he and coach Ian McGeechan had to take the brunt of an orchestrated media campaign against the tourists over alleged foul play, particularly after the second Test.
Calder's steely gaze rebuffed all attempts to unsettle his men and he and his side had the final word in Sydney when they coolly dismantled the Walllaby pack to lay the foundations of their historic series victory.
FINLAYCALDER is staggered by the hype surrounding a 21st-century Lions tour.
Calder, 43, keeps in touch with many of the squad, though admits he has not seen Paul Dean, the unlucky outside-half, since the Irishman departed Perth, having twisted a knee in the opening game of the tour.
Calder remains heavily involved in rugby, though he has resigned from coaching Gala in the ongoing dispute over the proposed introduction of a third professional district side in Scotland.
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