Paterson Named Scotland Player Of The Year
Edinburgh’s Chris Paterson, has been voted as the 2008-09 Player of the Season by the Scotland Rugby Supporters Club after enjoying a productive campaign for both club and country._During his first season back in EH12 after a year-long stay at Gloucester, Paterson contributed 196 points three tries, 32 conversions, 38 penalties and one drop-goal and underlined his importance for Scotland as well._It has been ten years since Paterson earned his first cap for his country and in that time he has amassed 95 caps and a phenomenal personal points tally of 738 points. Reserve a ringside seat to watch the world’s greatest goalkicker continue his prolific form for a great value price by signing up for an 09/10 Season Ticket. Call 0131 346 5180 and look forward to another record-breaking season at the home of Scottish Rugby.During the two-match summer Test series against Argentina in 2008 he surpassed Gavin Hastings 667 points record and Scott Murray’s record of 87 caps._Another record-breaking season is in the offing for Paterson as he sets his sights on Scotland’s top try tally. He needs three tries to better Tony Stranger and the flying Scot Ian Smith’s joint record of 24 scores. _Paterson also collected an award on behalf of Edinburgh team mate, new signing Roddy Grant, for the Scotland Sevens Player of the Season. The flame-haired openside, who made his debut against Ulster while still in the National Academy, agreed professional forms a few weeks ago.Grant is currently away on Scotland 7s duties in London alongside Allister Hogg, Greig Laidlaw, Jim Thompson, Andrew Turnbull and John Houston.The players return back to the Capital for the Emirates Airline Edinburgh Sevens Festival at Murrayfield on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May.