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World’s greatest caber tosser was a giant of throwing sports


Doug’s grandfather, also John Morris, was a pugilist who used to fight for money in fairground boxing booths.

Doug disliked the boarding school to which he was despatched at Largs and was no happier at St Joseph’s College, Dumfries, claiming later: “If the staff at Largs were Dickensian, those in Dumfries were truly gothic.”

But he played rugby for South of Scotland under-16s and won the Scottish schoolboy titles at discus and shot put (the latter five times). During his first year at…



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