GLASGOW WARRIORS have signed Scotland and Team GB 7s star Robbie Fergusson on a full-time basis from January, with the 28-year-old centre having had two previous spells attached to the club as an academy player and on secondment from the Scottish sevens programme.
Fergusson previously appeared twice off the bench for Warriors during the 2015-16 season, then made nine starts and one bench appearance last season. He will split his time until January between Warriors and his sevens commitments. The length of the deal is a secret.
“I’m buzzing to have signed for the club,” said Fergusson. “I came through the Glasgow academy, and it’s always been a lifelong rugby dream to sign for Glasgow.
“My family are here, and Glasgow has been my home club and the club I’ve supported since I was a boy so it was a really easy decision for me when the offer of a contract came through.
“I’m looking forward to continuing to play for GB7s up until the New Year and then pivoting to focus all of my attention on Glasgow and hopefully trying to get myself back in a Warriors jersey.
“I just want to play as much rugby as possible and this contract is going to allow me to do just that.
“I’ve not had the chance to play in front of the Scotstoun crowd in nearly seven years, and I’m looking forward to pushing for my place in the 23 and to run out in front of my friends and family at Scotstoun.”
Away from his playing career, Fergusson is a keen charity campaigner after overcoming Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 20, and is serving as Ayr’s assistant coach for the 2021-22 Tennent’s National League One campaign.
“Robbie played really well for us last season and took his opportunities when they came,” said Warriors head coach Danny Wilson.
“We were all pleased to see him earn his spot in the GB7s squad for the Olympics and more recently the 2021 World 7s Series.
“Robbie is a quality player, a strong leader, a great communicator, and a poplar member of our squad. We’re looking forward to having him back in environment and competing for the jersey.”
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