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RBS Rugby Force Visits Boroughmuir

Scotland Legend Chris Paterson Runs Skills Session at Meggetland

22 April 2014



Chris Paterson, Scottish Rugby Legend and Ambassador for RBS Rugby Force, took to the pitches at Meggetland to run a skill session for some members of our Youth Section.

All the kids that attended had already been at the succesful Boroughmuir Rugby Easter Camp for 3 days beforehand and were keen to learn from "Mossy" himself.

They were treated to various skills sessions before a Q&A in the clubhouse and autograph signing followed by a well earned BBQ.


Question and answer session with Chris Paterson -

CP says he often played different positions during a game. Good to try a lot of positions.

He started at school and played club rugby at Gala.

How to play for Scotland- keep doing what you're doing, practice, play other sports.

He liked playing with his mates Mike Blair and Gregor Townsend.

Toughest opponent? New Zealand best team he played against, never beat them.

Have you ever played for a different team? Edinburgh & Gloucester

Listen to your coaches.

How hard is it knowing you could get dropped- be prepared to face disappointment. His win rate for Scotland was 38% important to be positive.

How do you block noise out when you kick? Thought about three things regardless of the kick-stay nice and slow, look at the contact spot on the ball, follow leg through to target. Same routine every kick.

Most memorable tackle? Against England, but you remember the ones you miss more.

You all will have loads of fun playing.

Worst injury? Knee in the back which split one of his kidneys. If you do get injured, remember how much you play and how little you get hurt.

Any regrets? Wished he'd enjoyed it more when he did it, if it was a big win he was focusing on doing it again at the next game instead of celebrating with teamates and enjoying the moment

Boroughmuir Rugby would like to thank Chris Paterson for the time spent with our Youth Players, who had a great time with the rugby legend.

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