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Paterson plays where asked, at 4 World Cups

Paterson plays where asked, at 4 World Cups

Chris Paterson stands in the back of a century-old theater two days away from his 106th test match, taking the odd jibe from several of his Scottish teammates over his lengthy career in the sport.
The 33-year-old Paterson was named Thursday in Scotland's team to play Romania in a Group B match at the World Cup. It's his fourth World Cup, the first player from Scotland to achieve the feat.
Underscoring his longevity, though, is the Edinburgh stalwart's versatility. He'll start Saturday's match at fullback, where he's played most recently, but has also appeared for Scotland at flyhalf and on both wings.
Paterson, who made his World Cup debut against Italy in 1999, says "I'll play where they need me." It's no throwaway line.


Updated : 2021-01-19 02:30 GMT+08:00