|Playing Position: Flyhalf |
Club: Gala and Edinburgh Rugby.
Christopher Douglas Paterson scored his fourth try in three Test matches when he blazed over Romania’s line in the 37-10 win last Saturday. That score followed a touchdown against Canada and a brace against the USA. He scored his first Test try for Scotland in the second Test of the 2000 summer tour to New Zealand and followed up with a cracking try in the 53-6 November win against the United States. His best international try, however, came in the February 2001 Six Nations Championship draw with Wales, featuring blistering pace and sidestep as he stormed in from half-way. Against Ireland in September 2001, Paterson was chosen on the wing for the first time at full international level and he marked that game with some assured goal-kicking and punting and intelligent footballing skill. In all, Paterson played in five matches on the 2000 New Zealand tour, contributing 21 points, including two tries, to the success against East Coast Poverty Bay. In season 1999/2000 he made his international debut as Scotland’s full back in the World Cup win over Spain and was in the same No 15 shirt for his Six Nations debut against France in March 2000. Having started both schools and club rugby as a stand-off, he was full back against Mpumalanga in his only game on Scotland’s 1999 tour to South Africa. He progressed to selection for the tour via the Scottish Schools and Scotland's under-19 and under-21 teams. His four under-19 internationals were all in the 1997 FIRA World Junior Championship in Buenos Aires. In his Scotland A games so far he has scored 51 points. A product of Galashiels Academy, his debut in senior club rugby was as an 18-year-old against Kelso in September, 1996. Against the same opponents, he scored the winning try and the clinching drop goal in Gala's victory in the 1999 Scottish Cup final at Murrayfield. He joined Edinburgh Reivers (now Edinburgh Rugby) in season 1999/2000 season, though previously he had made two appearances for Glasgow Caledonians, for whom he had a notable debut against Ulster in September, 1998, when he broke from almost his own goal-line to run more than 80 metres before delivering the scoring pass.
2002 - Scotland team vs SA - Springbok Outgoing Tour
2003 - SA vs Scotland - Vodacom Incoming Tours
2003 - Scotland IRB World Cup
2003 - Scotland RBS 6Nations
2004 - Scotland Incoming Tours to SA
2006 - Scotland Incoming Tours to SA
2007 - Scotland IRB World Cup
2008 - Scotland 6nations Squad