London Scottish have secured the services of four young and promising talents from Scotland on loan for the next part of the Greene King IPA Championship season.
George Horne, Andrew Davidson, Robbie Fergusson and Jack Cosgrove have all arrived at the Athletic Ground and have been training this week ahead of the match against Munster tomorrow evening.
George, the brother of Scotland international Peter Horne is 20 years of age and plays the majority of his rugby at scrum-half. He featured heavily for the Scotland Under 20’s this summer and later signed for current Guinness Pro 12 Champions, Glasgow Warriors. Horne has started the season playing for Glasgow Hawks in the Scottish Premiership, but will now look to improve in English rugby’s second tier.
Andrew Davidson, who turned 19 last weekend is a second-row who will add some much-needed bulk to the London Scottish pack. Davidson played age group rugby for Glasgow and signed for the Warriors in the summer, but has also been playing with the Hawks in the Premiership.
Robbie Fergusson has already overcome a huge obstacle at the age of 22 to be playing professional rugby. The centre was diagnosed with cancer in late 2013 and was out of action for six months, but has since had the all-clear. Fergusson also joined the Warriors in the summer, although most of his rugby has been played with Ayr.
Jack Cosgrove also joins the Scots from Edinburgh Rugby, and the prop represented Scotland at Under 20’s level before a spell with Worcester Warriors.
Club President Rod Lynch said: “I am very pleased to have these players join us from Scotland. Now the World Cup is over the Scottish clubs are gearing up for the remainder of the season and we are delighted to be in a position where we can co-operate in the development of these young players.”