He initially joined Glasgow Warriors on a two-year deal in March 2010.
Chris has played for Scotland at all three levels from under-18 to under-20 as well as the national sevens squad. His under-19 and under-20 debuts were marked by victories: he was in the team who beat Italy in the under-19 match in February 2008 at Parabagio, and a year later his first international at under-20 was in the 18-17 victory against Wales at McDiarmid Park, Perth, on the opening day of the age groupís Six Nations Championship. He went on to start in all four of the championshipís subsequent matches, scoring a try in the 35-20 win against the Irish, also at the Perth stadium.
In seven-a-side rugby, after playing for the Rugby Ecosse Scotland squad in the Singapore event in October 2007, he went on to be an ever-present for Scotland in the eight tournaments in the IRBís 2007-2008 world series. In the second of those events (in George, South Africa) his first major-tournament try sent Scotland on the way to victory against Australia by 21-10, a result that helped the Scots into their seventh successive IRB cup quarter-final. In April 2008 he was in the Scottish Thistlesí squad who won the Melrose 125th anniversary sevens. His international seven-a-side career continued with the Scottish Thistlesí squad who won the Shield in the Singapore tournament in November 2008, and he also played for Scotland in the IRB tournaments in Dubai and George before the end of the year.
Early in 2007 Chris was among a group of boys who achieved a notable double in playing for two trophy-winning teams at Murrayfield in eight days Ė Bell Baxter High School beating Dollar Academy 20-8 in the Bell Lawrie Scottish Schools Cup final, and Howe of Fife winning the SRU Youth League final against Musselburgh by 27-14. He has also played for Scotland under-18 as well as Caledonia under-16, under-17, and under-18, and he was in the Bell Baxter team who won the Scottish Schools under-17 4 x 100m relay championship.