A HIGHLY-rated former Marr and Ayr Rugby prop celebrated the biggest moment of his career in front of a bumper crowd at Murrayfield on Saturday.

D'Arcy Rae, now with the Glasgow Warriors ran on to the celebrated turf to earn his first Scotland cap in the 22-13 defeat against Ireland.

He becomes only the fourth player who has come through the Troon club's ranks to earn selection for the national squad, following in the illustrious footsteps of Peter and Gordon Brown and Bill Cuthbertson.

Marr Rugby president Stephen Allam celebrated D'Arcy's big moment with him after the game at Murrayfield.

He said: "We are all so proud for D'Arcy and the best thing about it is that he has come through the Marr conveyer belt. He played for both the Minis and the Midis and played some games with the Marr 1st XV and Ayr. He is a very experienced prop and works really hard on his game. It just shows what can be achieved if you work hard. D'Arcy has become a real key player for the Glasgow Warriors.

Marr head coach Craig Redpath said: "I'm delighted for D'Arcy, he played a couple of seasons ago for us and did well. He has also been along at some coaching sessions helping us work on the likes of scrummages. He is a good example to other youngsters playing rugby."

Now D'Arcy, part of the 2012–13 Ayr team who won the Premier League, Scottish Cup and the Bill McLaren Shield,will hope to feature again as Scotland face Wales, France and England in their remaining matches.