21 year old scrum half Charlie Gowling has signed terms with London Scottish for the 2019/20 season after impressing on trial during preseason.
Gowling arrives at The Athletic Ground with an impressive pedigree having left school and and subsequently signing a two year deal with French Top 14 side Stade Francais. Last season he was with Beziers in Pro D2.
The former Sedberghian hails from the same school as current winger Rob Stevenson and former London Scots Al & Mike Biggar.
Gowling, who has Scottish heritage, was selected for the Scotland Under 20s in 2018 and played in the Junior World Cup, held in France, in the same year.
Gowling was looking forward to the opportunity of playing in England again after three seasons in France.
“I am really excited to be joining the Club and I am ready for a new challenge and I think London Scottish is the best place to help me back into English/Scottish rugby.”
Head Coach Graham Steadman was pleased to have Charlie on board for the 2019/20 Greene King IPA Championship season.
“Charlie has impressed the coaching and support staff since he came in on trial. He is a quick scrum half and has a very good work rate. We are looking forward to working with him this season and helping to grow his game.”
Gowling becomes the third scrum half to join the Scottish squad for the new season joining Josh Barton and Ed Hoadley.