London Scottish centre Richie Vernon will play his final game of professional rugby this afternoon against Richmond before calling time on what has been a very impressive career.
After 13 years at the highest level Richie has decided that it is the right time to announce that this would be his last season.
He joined the Scots last summer from Glasgow Warriors and began his transition into life after rugby as he started working with our main sponsor Aberdeen Standard Investments in central London.
Richie has been a key leader in this year’s side, playing 17 times and scoring a memorable try against Nottingham as he picked up the man of the match award.
The 24-times capped Scotland international began life with Border Reivers before heading to Glasgow Warriors in the first of two spells where he made just under 100 appearances over a remarkable nine year career in Glasgow. Vernon was also a part of the Warriors squad that won the 2015 Pro12 title and started the semi-final at Scotstoun and the final as they beat Munster in Belfast at the Kingspan Stadium.
As well as a spell with the Sale Sharks in the Premiership where the back rower, who converted to a centre later in his career, accumulated 48 appearances, Vernon also appeared in both the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand and the 2015 World Cup in England.
Richie will run out for the last time on Saturday as we face the auld foe Richmond. Be sure to get your tickets and come down and support the boys and take the opportunity to see Richie Vernon one last time. GET YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW