Cusiter is Reivers captain

Scotland and Lions scrum-half Chris Cusiter has been named Border Reivers captain for the new season. [more]

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Scotland and Lions scrum-half Chris Cusiter has been named Border Reivers captain for the new season.

The 24-year-old will lead the team out in both Celtic League and Heineken Cup matches for the coming season.

Cusiter said: "I’m really pleased that I’ve been asked to captain the team.

"It’s a great honour and a lot of responsibility comes with the role.

"We made huge steps forward last season under Paul Thomson so I have big boots to fill but hopefully I can play my part in helping such an ambitious squad achieve its undoubted potential."

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Reivers head coach Steve Bates added: "Chris is at that stage in his career where he is developing a real tactical awareness and I think it is the perfect time to get him involved in that area of the club.

"Chris is a furious competitor and will lead the team wholeheartedly from the front. There is no-one that trains harder and puts more into the game that Chris."

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