Chris Dean (rugby union)

Chris Dean (born 15 March 1994) is a Scottish rugby union player who plays for Edinburgh in the Pro14.

Chris Dean
Birth nameChristopher Paul Dean
Date of birth (1994-03-15) 15 March 1994
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
SchoolLaw Primary School
Edinburgh Academy
UniversityEdinburgh Napier
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– Edinburgh Rugby 86 (70)
Correct as of 21 June 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–2014 Scotland U20 6 (5)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2012–2014 Scotland 7s 17 (60)


Dean lifted the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools' Cup for Edinburgh Academy in three consecutive seasons: in 2009 (under-15) and as under-18 captain in 2010 and 2011.

He has represented Scotland at every age-grade, and skippered Scotland under-17 through the Wellington Festival in 2011, before his development was fast-tracked on a Scotland 7s elite development player contract in May 2012.

In June 2014, after two years contracted with the 7s, Chris moved on to a first team contract with Edinburgh Rugby, signed as a centre.[1]

On 16 January 2019 Gregor Townsend named three hookers among seven uncapped players, for his Scotland Six Nations squad. Dean was among those selected.[2]


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