Centre Harry Sloan was thrilled to begin his London Scottish career with a 17-7 win over Connacht Eagles in the British and Irish Cup last night.
The 20-year-old is dual registered with Harlequins and made his debut for the Scots in what was a hugely physical encounter.
He’s now hoping to build on Saturday’s success and have a major impact at the Athletic Ground.
“It was brilliant to get on the pitch for Scottish,” the England Under-20s cap said.
“I’ve been keen to get in the jersey for a while and it was a good debut for me.
“It was an experienced Connacht Eagles side, so a great result for us.”
He continued: “London Scottish are doing really well this season and it’s a great bunch of boys here so I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.
“The Championship is incredibly physical so to be dual registered can only help my game.
“I want to get as much experience as I can and develop my game which I will do if I earn my spot here.”
Scottish spent a large amount of the match defending against Connacht and Sloan was impressed with how they fronted up, adding: “It was nerve-racking at times as they were on our line for 10 or 15 minutes and kept coming but we all held strong and we can look back at it as a decent defensive display.”
The win was the first for Scottish in the British and Irish Cup this season and they now head to Bristol in the fourth pool match next Friday night looking for back-to-back wins.
The two-time England Junior World Cup winner said: “Bristol is never an easy place to go but we want to test ourselves against the best and we’ll have to be at the top of our game to get anything out of it.”