LONDON SCOTTISH have signed promising centre Robbie Fergusson on a permanent contract from the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy.

The 22-year-old, who came through the ranks at Ayr before making his debut for the senior team as a 17-year-old, has been an ever-present in the starting line-up since arriving on loan in November.  He featured twice for Glasgow Warriors before heading to Richmond, and has also gained 13 caps for Scotland Under-20s.

With the new performance partnership between London Scottish and the SRU, Fergusson is one of a number of Scottish youngsters to have turned out for the Richmond based club during the 2015-16 campaign, along with the likes of George Horne and Rory Hughes.

“I know that I have areas to improve but with game time I will hope to be as influential as I can be. 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 path for many others to do the same,” said Fergusson.

“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 and week-out,” said head coach Peter Richards.

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