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Rejuvenated Paterson is back

Guinness PRO12 Editor

19 Nov 2010

Edinburgh’s Chris Paterson believes that recent time out of the game has rejuvenated him and he is looking to add to his 100-cap haul on his return to International rugby this weekend.

The 32-year-old damaged his kidney against Wales as he collected his 100th cap at the Millennium Stadium in last season’s Six Nations and is back in the national squad for the first time since, as Scotland face world champions South Africa this weekend.

Paterson, who is Scotland’s record point scorer, has already registered 55-points in just six Magners League games this year, a clear sign he has fully recovered from his lengthy absence.

"I think the time away has actually helped me to rejuvenate myself,” said Paterson.

"My goal in my recent life was to get to 100 caps and ever since I've been lucky enough to achieve it I just want off it.

"It's a milestone that I'm hugely honoured and lucky to achieve, but I want as far away from it now as possible.

"I want to add to that as many times as I can.

"What we have to do is not look back, but look forward, learn from last week and start well on Saturday."