A STUNNING tribute was paid to “one of life’s true gentlemen” last weekend, when Scotland’s rugby union side faced off against New Zealand.

In the game’s matchday programme, a touching tribute was paid to former Ardrossan Academicals star Euan Thomson, who was tragically killed in a collision while out cycling in August.

The piece put together paid homage to the great man Euan was, both on and off the rugby field.

The article noted, first of all, the Accies’ tribute to Euan - placing his shirt number (four) on their kit sleeve for this season.

It also mentioned his love for his national team, with the Ayrshire man often in attendance for matches at Murrayfield, including taking the older of his two sons, Barclay, to Scotland’s recent Calcutta Cup win over England in February.

There was mention too of Euan’s fantastic charitable efforts, which saw him raise cash for the British Heart Foundation over a period of several years, describing him “as the gentleman he was”.

Euan’s father, Kim, and brothers Jamie and Andrew were in attendance for the match on Sunday.

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