London Scottish can today announce that promising centre Robbie Fergusson has signed permanently from the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy.
The centre has been an ever-present in the starting line-up since arriving on loan in November, and will be a major part of the squad for the 16/17 season.
Fergusson scored his first try for the Scots in the narrow defeat to Jersey in March, and in recent weeks has formed a fearsome partnership with Jason Harries in the midfield.
The 22-year-old broke in to the Ayr first team at the age of just 17, and joined the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy last summer. He featured twice for Glasgow Warriors before heading to Richmond, and has also gained 13 caps for Scotland Under 20’s.
With the new performance partnership between London Scottish and the SRU, Fergusson is one of many young Scots to have impressed in the 15/16 campaign, along with the likes of George Horne and Rory Hughes.
The Scot is looking forward to another year of regular rugby in Richmond. “I know that I have areas to improve but with game time I will hope to be as influential as I can be.”
Fergusson added: “I’m really pleased to have signed for Scottish, it’s a great environment for me to improve and become a better player.
The SRU partnership has been great for me and put me in the right direction, so hopefully it can also be a a path for many others to do the same.”
Head Coach Peter Richards praised Fergusson’s influence since coming down on loan in November.
“Robbie has been hugely impressive and we are delighted to have secured his services for next season.
He was given the November Player of the Month award along with George Horne as they raised the bar when they arrived, which is reflected by his consistent performances on the pitch week in week out.”