Geoff Cross

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Geoff Cross
Full name Geoffrey Dominic Sebastian Cross
Date of birth (1982-12-11) 11 December 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 116 kg (18 st 4 lb)
School Galashiels Academy
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Tighthead Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006– 2014
Border Reivers
London Irish
correct as of 25 November 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Scotland A
correct as of 25 November 2014.

Geoff Cross (born 11 December 1982) is a Scottish rugby union player. who plays prop at tight-head for London Irish and Scotland.

His began his career in professional rugby when he joined The Borders in 2003. He first represented Edinburgh against Glasgow in an inter-city match in December 2006 while on loan from Borders.

His move to Edinburgh was made permanent after making 10 appearances during the 2006/07 season. He continued to play an increasingly prominent role in the Edinburgh set up and was called up to the Scotland squad for their tour of Argentina in 2008.

Cross was selected for the Scotland squad for the 2009 Six Nations Championship. His debut match against Wales ended prematurely when he was sin-binned for a tackle in the air on full-back Lee Byrne. Cross was carried off with horrific self-inflicted head injuries. Many people found this ironic as Cross is a qualified doctor. He did not play for the rest of Scotland's campaign. He has since returned for Edinburgh but was not included in new coach Andy Robinson's squad for the 2009 Autumn Tests. Despite being involved in the Scotland set up, including being selected for the victorious tour of Argentina in 2010, he did not add to his caps during the remainder of 2010. But he was once again called up for their Six Nations squad in January 2011, making appearances against England, Ireland and Italy.