Craig Chalmers

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Craig Chalmers
Full name Craig Minto Chalmers
Date of birth (1968-10-15) 15 October 1968 (age 45)
Place of birth Galashiels, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 14 st 7 lbs (92 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Stand-off
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
198?-2000
2004-2005
2000-2001
2001-2003
2003-2004
Melrose

Harlequins
Worcester
Pertemps Bees
200
correct as of 5 March 2007.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1999-2000

1998-1999
1996-1998
1988-1995
Glasgow Caledonians
Edinburgh
Border Reivers
The South
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1989-1999
1989
Scotland
British and Irish Lions
60
1
(166)
(6)
correct as of 5 March 2007.
Coaching career
Years Club / team
2004-2013
2013 - 2013 2013 - Esher
Melrose
Chinnor RFC
Rugby union career

Craig Minto Chalmers (born 15 October 1968) is a former Scottish rugby union footballer for Melrose and former coach of the club. He left Melrose at the end of the 2012/13 season to join Chinnor RFC as head coach, only to resign before taking charge of a single match, due to[1] "personal reasons". He joined Esher Rugby Senior coaching set-up in August 2013.[2]

The fly-half represented Scotland and the British Lions at international level. He was capped 60 times for Scotland, the vast majority of times in his preferred position of fly-half, but on occasion at centre and once as a substitute on the right wing. He was noted for his tactical kicking, game management and also for being a solid tackler, something fly halves of the time were not noted for in the amateur days of rugby.

Club career[edit]

He finished his playing career in March 2005 as captain and player-coach with Melrose, where his club career began. In the interim, he also played for Worcester Warriors, Harlequins, and the Pertemps Bees.

Family[edit]

His sister Paula Chalmers achieved an even higher number of caps playing for the Scottish Women's rugby team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.scrummagazine.com/news/chalmers-leaves-chinnor/
  2. ^ http://www.esherrugby.com/news/83-ex-lion-chalmers-joins-coaching-staff.html#.UiW-c76kfIU

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