London Scottish have completed the signing of Oxford University star George Cullen for next season.
The number 10 has represented Oxford in the Varsity match at Twickenham on two occasions before training with the Scots at the end of the season, and has now joined the club permanently.
The 22-year-old has been a central figure in the last two Varsity matches, which have both seen Oxford record victories.
In 2014, Cullen scored a try in the huge 43-6 win, and a year later he lined up against British and Irish Lion Jamie Roberts, but wasn’t phased and scored all 12 points in a 12-6 victory for the dark blues at Twickenham.
The fly-half has also represented Ireland Under 18s and England Students, adding to his striking rugby CV.
Cullen is thrilled to be joining the Scots after completing his studies. “I can’t wait to get in to the professional game and start at London Scottish where there seems to be real excitement with what is to come next year.”
He added: “I’ve been really impressed by the ambition the club is showing for next season in wanting to play a really exciting brand of rugby, as well as attracting a really motivated group of players.”
Head Coach Peter Richards is pleased to have added more quality to the back-line for the 16/17 campaign.
“George impressed during his trial with us at Scottish and can now kick on to push for a place in our match day squad throughout what is promising to be an exciting season.”