Player/Coach Jake Sharp will leave the club at the end of the season, London Scottish can confirm.
Sharp has been a key member for the Scots both on and off the field. On the pitch this season he has made twenty-two appearances for the club, amassing 149 points in total, including ‘that’ penalty to win the game against Richmond last weekend.
Off the pitch Jake has been in charge of the back division this season and has been the driving force for Scottish’s attacking shape.
Director of Rugby Dave Morris said, “I have really enjoyed working with Jake this season. He is an old head on young shoulders and a very talented coach who I think will go a long way in the game. Jake is also soon to be a father for the first time and all of us at London Scottish wish him and his wife Alice our best wishes at this exciting time. “
Sharp will join newly promoted Coventry next season, so he will be back at the RAG with his new side during the 2018/19 campaign.
Sharp was very thankful to everyone involved with Scottish after his year wearing the tartan & blue. “I just want to say a big thank you for the support the club has given me this year. The players have really helped with my transition and understood the challenges that come from being a player/coach. The coaches have also challenged me to be better every day and I have learnt a lot from all of them.”
Sharp continued to comment on Scottish’s recent upturn in form. “It is great to leave the club on a winning run and to have equalled last year’s points tally. It’s great that I am part of a team playing a good and exciting brand of rugby. It is also brilliant to have finished with slotting the kick at the RAG this past Saturday. Huge thanks for all the support and I wish the club the best of luck next season.”
All at London Scottish would like to thank Jake for his efforts in both a playing and a coaching capacity this year and we would like to wish him the very best of luck with all his future endeavours.