Chris Paterson retires from international rugby

Scotland full back Chris Paterson has retired from international rugby at the age of 33. The Edinburgh player scored an impressive 809 points for his country, including 170 penalties, 90 conversions, 22 tries and three drop goals.

He made his debut back in 1999 during the Rugby World Cup against Spain, and would go on to play in another three World Cups as he became one of his country’s more essential players over the next decade. He is the only Scottish player to win over 100 caps, finishing on 109, and played at wing and fly-half as well during his career. He also captained his country 12 times.

Paterson is set to officially announce his retirement at a press conference later on today.

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