Jim was renowned as an every-down back with the Glasgow Lions in the eighties and nineties and was respected throughout the league for his toughness and ability to break tackles. Generally accepted to be the best running back not to get a GB Lions callup, he helped Glasgow become one of the top teams in Britain.
He showed his grit by returning to play at an elite level following breaking his leg only a few months earlier. After he finished his playing career, he went on to become an inspirational coach. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.