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Chris Cusiter
Scotland
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Full name Christopher Peter Cusiter
Born June 13, 1982, Aberdeen
Current age 32 years 111 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Glasgow, Perpignan, Sale Sharks, Scotland A, Scotland
Position Scrum-half
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 183 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2004-2014 69 36 33 15 3 0 0 0 23 44 2 34.78
Scotland 2004-2014 68 36 32 15 3 0 0 0 23 44 1 34.55
British and Irish Lions 2005-2005 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50.00
Five/Six Nations 2004-2014 40 21 19 0 0 0 0 0 8 31 1 21.25
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2011 6 1 5 5 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v Scotland at Millennium Stadium, Feb 14, 2004 match details
Last Test Wales v Scotland at Millennium Stadium, Mar 15, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2014-2014 4 4 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 25.00
Sale Sharks 2014-2014 4 4 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 25.00
Profile

Scrum-half Chris Cusiter provided a spark for an ailing Scotland side following his debut against Wales during the 2004 Six Nations.

Possessing a strong running game, incisive decision making skills and good delivery, he quickly made a mark at international level and was selected for the 2005 British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.

On an unhappy tour, Cusiter impressed in the midweek side but was overlooked for Test recognition beyond a replacement appearance in the warm-up against Argentina in Cardiff.

Following the tour Cusiter became involved in a battle with Mike Blair for the Scotland No.9 jersey and that, coupled with a string of unfortunate injuries, limited his appearances in following seasons.

In 2009, following the appointment of Andy Robinson as Scotland boss, he was announced along with Blair as Scotland's co-captain, with Blair having held the role previously. Cusiter's resurgence followed a starring role as Scotland 'A' won the IRB Nations Cup in 2009.

In terms of his club career, Cusiter left the disbanded Borders club in 2007 for French Top 14 side Perpignan, before deciding in 2009 to return to Scotland and the Magners League with Glasgow Warriors.

His 2011 season was largely wiped out by a knee injury but he returned for the Warriors' final games of the season, also agreeing a short deal to play for Southern Districts in Australia as preparation for the Rugby World Cup.

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Cusiter injury blow for Scotland (Sep 20, 2012) Scotland change three for Samoa (Jun 20, 2012) Cusiter: Scotland must start winning (Feb 13, 2012) Robinson demands high tempo (Feb 4, 2012) Cusiter commits to Glasgow (Nov 22, 2011) Chris Cusiter news and articles (57) »
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Sep 13, 2014
Sale's Chris Cusiter crosses the line against Gloucester
Sale's Chris Cusiter crosses the line against Gloucester
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May 12, 2012
Leinster's Eoin Reddan is snared by Chris Cusiter
Leinster's Eoin Reddan is snared by Chris Cusiter
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Feb 12, 2012
Scotland's Chris Cusiter gets the ball away
Scotland's Chris Cusiter gets the ball away
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Jan 21, 2012
Glasgow scrum-half Chris Cusiter loses the ball in contact
Glasgow scrum-half Chris Cusiter loses the ball in contact
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