Very sad news. Great, highly decorated player. Stew Mel winning the Middlesex 7’s was a ridiculous achievement.
He was friends with Dad back in the 70’s & 80’s. He’s gutted he won’t get to the funeral. He pulled the first pint when my Dad opened his pub in the late 70’s. Dougie was my chiropodist for a while and fellow Scotland rugby legend Pringle Fisher was my dentist. It was my claim to fame at primary school. Both now sadly passed.