|Birth name||Alexander Smith Laidlaw|
|Date of birth||13 August 1877|
|Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Date of death||12 September 1933 56)(aged|
|Place of death||Bradford, England|
|Rugby league career|
|Rugby union career|
Alex Laidlaw, who played rugby union (RU) for Hawick, earned one cap for Scotland in a win over Ireland during the 1897 Home Nations Championship. Laidlaw later played rugby league for Bradford F.C. (now Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C.), signing in 1898, and representative level rugby league (RL) for Other Nationalities, as a forward (prior to the specialist positions of; prop, hooker, second-row, loose forward), during the era of contested scrums.
Championship Final appearances
- "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "Statistics at en.espn.co.uk (RU)". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
- "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org (RL)". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
- "Scotland Rugby League International Honours Board". Sport Network.
- "1903/04 Northern Union Champions". rlhp.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- "1906 Challenge Cup winning team". rlhp.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- Photograph "1903/04 Northern Union Champions - Bradford were Northern Union champions for the first time in the season 1903/04. They beat Salford 5-0 in a play off at Thrum Hall, Halifax. - Date: 28/04/1904 - Players: Back row: Robson (trainer), Sinton, Heseltine, Sharratt. Middle row: Hutt, Barker, Greenwood, Smales, Feather, Mosby, Eagers. Front row: Dunbavin, Gunn, Rees, Marsden, Turner, Laidlaw, Dechan. On ground: Surman, Brear" at rlhp.co.uk
- Photograph "1906 Challenge Cup winning team - Bradford beat Salford to win the Challenge Cup in 1906 at Headingley. - Date: 28/04/1906 - Players: Back row: Hoyle (Secretary), Greenwood, Connell, Feather, Smales, Francis, Grayson, Walton, Mosby, Surman, Rees, Farrell (Trainer). Middle row: Gunn, Sharratt, Dechan, Marsden, Turner, Laidlaw, Mann. Front row: Dunbavin, Heseltine, Brear." at rlhp.co.uk
- Photograph "Alex Laidlaw - A Scot, Alex Laidlaw played for his native country before joining Bradford where he played from 1898 to 1908. - Date: 01/01/1897" at rlhp.co.uk