He's Scotland's most
capped rugby player (109 times, in fact), the only Scot to play in
four world cup finals, and over his twelve year career he has
amassed a very impressive 809 points for his country.
Recently his talents and contributions have been recognised with a
MBE, so you might expect his ego to need a separate
introduction. Not so; he is a very modest, polite and
generous man. As far as team Macsween are concerned,
however, Chris' defining career moment was scoring a goal with a
10-portion Macsween haggis at Murrayfield - perfect first time of
course! So, I wondered what life is like for Chris off the 6
Jo: So, Chris, tell me what drove you
to take up rugby?
Chris: My older brother, David,
inspired me to play rugby. We would play against each other in the
garden and I always wanted to beat him! He would usually win but
I'd give him a run for his money!
Jo: And now that you have retired from
professional ruby playing, what are you hoping to
Chris: I'm still playing club rugby
for Edinburgh, until the end of this season at least. When I stop
playing I'd like to be involved in coaching and helping young
players develop. Hopefully some of my experience can help the next
generations of Scottish rugby stars.
Jo: Which nation do you think will win
the tournament this year?
Chris: I think France will win this
years tournament. They have so many good, powerful players and
they've a point to prove after the World Cup!
Jo: I know you are a fan of Macsween
haggis and I wondered how you like to enjoy yours. Do you
make any recipes for example?
Chris: I'm a traditional guy - it's
always haggis, tatties and turnip (with brown
Jo: When you cook at home for other
people, what is your signature dish?
Chris: I like to cook for
others. I'm not sure I have a signature dish but either a
Thai red curry or chicken and mushroom risotto seem to go down
Jo: Where is your favourite place in
Scotland to escape and relax?
Chris: I love relaxing in Scotland.
Edinburgh is great, Galashiels is where I'm from, so going back
there is always nice. However the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews is a
favourite with me and my family at the moment.
Jo: Will you be watching the
Chris: I'll be tuned into the Olympics
from the first minute until the last. I love watching sport and
sporting events on TV.
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