Chris Gray (rugby player)

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Chris Gray
Full name Christopher Antony Gray
Date of birth (1960-07-11) 11 July 1960 (age 53)
Place of birth Haddington, Scotland
Occupation(s) Dentist
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
1976–1978

1983–1997

Edinburgh Academical Nottingham RFC
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1989–1991 Scotland 22 (12)

Dr Christopher Antony Gray (born 11 July 1960 in Haddington, East Lothian) is a former Scottish international rugby player who played most of his club rugby in England.

Club career[edit]

Between 1978 and 1983, Gray turned out for Edinburgh Academical.[1] In 1983 he joined Nottingham RFC, and played 243 matches for the Green and Whites (scoring 60 points) until retiring in 1997.[2] He succeeded England and British Lions hooker Brian Moore as club captain in 1989.[3]

International career[edit]

Gray made his Scotland debut in the 23-7 Five Nations win against Wales at Murrayfield on 21 January 1989 and was part of the Scotland team that claimed a grand slam in the 1990 Five Nations Championship. He played his last international in the 13-6 World Cup Third-place play-off defeat against New Zealand at Cardiff Arms Park on 30 October 1991.

Personal life[edit]

Gray married Nottingham RFC physiotherapist Judith Bunten in 1991.[4] They have two sons: James Christopher Gray (b. 1991), who was invited to play for the Scottish Exiles under-19s side in the spring of 2010,[5] and Nicholas Andrew Gray (b. 1995).

Gray qualified from the Edinburgh Dental School in 1983 and worked as a dentist throughout his playing career. He is currently the owner of Wollaton Dental Care in Nottingham.[6][7]

He stands at 6"5'[8]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Accie.org: In the News
  2. ^ [2] Nottingham RFC Player Records
  3. ^ SCOTTISH international lock Chris Gray is to take over as captain of Nottingham next season - Herald Scotland | Sport | SPL | Aberdeen
  4. ^ Rugby intended - Herald Scotland | Sport | SPL | Aberdeen
  5. ^ [3] The Herald Interview: charged with disrupting England’s lineout, Chris Gray recalls his role in Scottish rugby’s greatest day
  6. ^ [4] Changing old habits, The Dentist, April 2008
  7. ^ [5] Wollaton Dental Practice - the team
  8. ^ [6] The Herald - The Men Who Carry Scotland's Championship Hopes (dated 3/10/1991)