Chris Paterson to say Scotland farewell at Murrayfield

Former Scotland international Chris Paterson
Paterson will present the Calcutta Cup match ball ahead of kick-off

Scottish fans will get the chance to say goodbye to record points scorer Chris Paterson prior to their opening Six Nations match against England.

Paterson, who announced his retirement from international rugby in December, will present the match ball ahead of kick-off at Murrayfield on 4 February.

The Borderer won a record 109 caps, scoring 809 points, over 12 years.

His last cap came in Scotland's defeat by England at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in October.

Paterson, who made his Scotland debut against Spain at Murrayfield during the 1999 World Cup, was made an MBE in the New Year's honours list.

"I've always treasured the support I've had throughout my career," said Paterson.

"I've spoken about getting goose-bumps with some of the cheers I've had at Murrayfield and the response I've had from Scotland fans since I announced my retirement has been almost overwhelming.

"I'll be at Murrayfield for the Calcutta Cup game, firstly as a Scotland supporter, and secondly to say thanks."