Sam Hutton: Ireland 4 caps


Sam Hutton

Sam Hutton was a somewhat unique prop forward for his time as he was not only a strong and powerful all-round player but he was also very mobile and possessed excellent ball skills. He was a member of the 1958-59 School 1st XV along with Ken Houston which surprisingly lost to RS Dungannon 3-0 in the semi-final of the Schools’ Cup.

On leaving School Sam played for BRAFP and gained his first representative honour in 1960 when he played for Ulster Juniors. Sam then moved to the Malone Club in order to play senior rugby and from there represented Ulster for several years.

Sam Hutton made his debut for Ireland against Scotland at Murrayfield in February 1967. He played against Australia in May 1967 at the Sydney Cricket Ground when Ireland won a Test match in Australia for the first time.