Jim Telfer
Jim Telfer

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Name: Jim Telfer
Occupation: Rugby Player
Gender: Male
Birth Day: March 17, 1940
Age: 82
Country: Scotland
Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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Jim Telfer

Jim Telfer was born on March 17, 1940 in Scotland (82 years old). Jim Telfer is a Rugby Player, zodiac sign: Pisces. Find out Jim Telfernet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He gave the speech, 'This is Your Everest,' to the British Lions team that he coached in 1997.

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Before Fame

He began his professional career playing for Melrose RFC in the early 1960s.

Biography Timeline


Between 1963 and 1967, he played 8 times for the Barbarians FC, scoring six points.


Telfer worked as a chemistry teacher. His first cap came against France at Murrayfield on 4 March 1964. His last match for Scotland was on 28 February 1970 at Lansdowne Road against Ireland.


Telfer played back row for Scotland and for the Lions in 1966 and 1968. He was impressed and heavily influenced by New Zealand rugby. Unfortunately, after a cartilage operation he slowed up. He played 23 games for the British and Irish Lions on their 1966 tour to Australia and New Zealand and 11 games on their 1968 tour to South Africa.


Telfer was head coach to the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand in 1983. He was assistant coach, with particular responsibility for the forwards, on the 1997 British Lions tour to South Africa, where he made his well-known motivational 'Everest' speech to the forwards before the 1st Test.


Telfer coached Scotland to the Grand Slam in 1984 and, as assistant to Sir Ian McGeechan, to his second Grand Slam in 1990. In his third term as head coach from 1998–1999, Scotland won the final Five Nations Championship.


The period 1995-98 saw Telfer promoted as Director of Rugby for the Scottish Rugby Union. Richie Dixon was the Head Coach of the Scotland National team during this time. Telfer stepped in as Head Coach of Scotland when Dixon quit in 1998.


In 2014 he was coaching the Melrose RFC Under-18 team - Melrose Wasps.

Family Life

Jim married Frances Telfer in 1966.

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