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Chris Paterson

Date and place of birth: Edinburgh, 30 March 1978

Chris Paterson (‘Mossy’) is a former professional rugby player and Scotland’s second most-capped player with 109 caps (behind fellow Borderer Ross Ford). 

He played for Gala during a golden spell which included winning the 1999 Division 2 title and the Melrose Sevens, as well as a famous victory versus Kelso in the Scottish Cup final at Murrayfield, scoring the only try of the game. 

Paterson, the nephew of former Scotland international Duncan Paterson, spent most of his professional playing career at Edinburgh. He earned his first cap for Scotland against Spain in the 1999 World Cup.  

Paterson was famed for his kicking accuracy and over a ten-month period in 2007/08 he kicked 36 consecutive goals for Scotland. 

Chris is Scotland’s record points scorer with 809 points. 

Appointed MBE in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to Scottish rugby, Paterson retired from international duty in December 2011 and from Edinburgh in May 2012. 

Chris is now a Scottish Rugby ambassador and specialist skills coach.

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