Paterson gets new role with Scotland.CHRIS PATERSON Chris "Mossy" Paterson (born March 30 1978 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish rugby union footballer. He is a fullback, wing or fly-half who plays for Gloucester and Scotland. Chris recently earned his 64th cap for Scotland, and served as captain of the Scotland team in the 2007 Six is to take on a new role with Scottish Rugby.
Scotland's joint cap and points record-holder ended his 13-year professional career in style at Murrayfield on Saturday, contributing a try in his final outing for Edinburgh.
Last night it was confirmed 34-year-old Paterson's inspirational qualities will remain on tap to Scottish Rugby in a new role which will combine both ambassadorial and coaching responsibilities.
Scottish Rugby's director of communications Director of Communications is a position in the private and public sectors. The Director of Communications is responsible for managing and directing an organization's internal and external communications. and public affairs Those public information, command information, and community relations activities directed toward both the external and internal publics with interest in the Department of Defense. Also called PA. See also command information; community relations; public information. , Dominic McKay, said: "Chris Paterson's years of service to Scottish Rugby as an all-time great player have come to an end but now there is an opportunity to forge a new and exciting career and enable future generations to benefit from his unparalleled experience.
"One of the reasons Mossy moss·y
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3. Old-fashioned; antiquated. has inspired so many people, is because of his personality.
"Whether in the boardroom or the changing room, the shopping centre or the classroom, Chris is recognised as the embodiment of all that is good about our sport and our country and having discussed with him his career beyond rugby we wanted to expand the concept of 'ambassador' which we have used at specific events and bring it to all the facets of Scottish Rugby.
"Chris will play an important role in promoting the many positive values that rugby offers and through his wealth of experiences both on and off the park he will assist in inspiring the rugby players of the future."
On the coaching side, Graham Lowe, Scottish Rugby's high performance director, said: "We are taking up the opportunity of exploring how best we can help Chris's transition from player to coach.
"We know from speaking to young players within the Edinburgh set-up the extent of the influence that Chris has and his ability to articulate the knowledge and skills he has acquired throughout his career is already evident.
"Chris has a teaching background, having studied PE before he became a professional player. I firmly believe we can develop Chris as a specialist coach and, in turn, infuse in·fuse
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2. To introduce a solution into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes. our best young talent with the best practice and work ethic which made Chris the player he was."