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Chris Rea (rugby union)

Christopher William Wallace Rea (born 22 October 1943)[1] is a former Scotland international rugby union player.[2] He was capped 13 times for Scotland,[2] scoring three tries, including the winning try in the 1971 Calcutta Cup.

He toured New Zealand in 1971 with the British and Irish Lions,[2] scoring three tries. At the time played club rugby for Headingley FC in Leeds having previously played for West of Scotland F.C..

He became a sports journalist, working for the BBC amongst others, and became Head of Marketing at the MCC[3] and then IRB Communications Manager in 2000.[4] He also hosted the BBC's canoeing contest 'Paddles Up' during the 1980s and early 1990s. He is a former student of the University of St Andrews.[5]


  1. ^ "MR CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM WALLACE REA". Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Scottish Rugby Hall of Fame panel". Scottish Rugby. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Howzat? Rugby headhunts from MCC". Daily Telegraph. 22 June 2000. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Chris Rea". Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Royal Bank of Scotland to sponsor Scottish Varsity match". Scottish Rugby News. 3 August 2015.