Chris Rea (rugby union)

For the singer-songwriter, see Chris Rea.

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 Football Club 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. 1 2 3 "Scottish Rugby Hall of Fame panel". Scottish Rugby. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  3. "Howzat? Rugby headhunts from MCC". Daily Telegraph. 22 Jun 2000. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  4. "Chris Rea". Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  5. "Royal Bank of Scotland to sponsor Scottish Varsity match". Scottish Rugby News. 3 August 2015.


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