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Scotland international Chris Paterson celebrates

Scottish Mutual has teamed up with the Scottish Rugby Union in a six-figure deal to sponsor its autumn international tests.

The sponsorship deal, which will run until 2004, includes pitch, scoreboard and ticket branding as well as VIP hospitality opportunities.

The deal also includes a package to support grass-roots rugby whereby every child who attends a Scottish Mutual autumn test match will be invited to try rugby at their local club.

The matches kick off next month with games against Tonga, Canada, New Zealand and Argentina.

Scottish Mutual join a portfolio of sponsors of Scottish rugby, including The Famous Grouse, Lloyds TSB, BT Scotland and BT Cellnet.

Scottish Mutual marketing and sales director John Campbell says: “Our company ethos is strength, quality and vision – words that sum up Scottish rugby. Scottish rugby is going places and we are thrilled to be supporting the autumn tests.”


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