Colin Patterson (rugby union)

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Colin Patterson
Full name Colin Stewart Patterson
Date of birth (1955-03-03)3 March 1955
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 72 kg (11 st 5 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
British Lions

Colin Patterson (born 3 March 1955)[1] is a former Ireland international rugby union player. He toured South Africa in 1980 with the British and Irish Lions[2] and at the time played club rugby for Instonians. His son Johnny captained the Regent House Grammar School side that reached the Ulster Schools Cup final in 2008.

Patterson studied law at Bristol and played for English Universities and British Universities. He rejoined Instonians on his return to Ireland and was selected for Ulster and capped by Ireland B in 1977 before winning his first full cap for Ireland against New Zealand in 1978. He won eleven senior caps and scored five tries for Ireland. His career came to a premature end when he suffered a serious knee injury playing against Griqualand West during the 1980 British Lions tour to South Africa, after having been scrum-half in the first three internationals against South Africa..[3]


  1. ^ Colin Patterson player profile
  2. ^ Colin Patterson Lions profile
  3. ^ "WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Colin Patterson (born March 3 1955)". Retrieved 17 December 2014.