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Wasps sign Ruaridh Jackson from Glasgow Warriors

Ruaridh Jackson pictured in action for Scotland against Wales in 2013. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Ruaridh Jackson pictured in action for Scotland against Wales in 2013. Picture: Ian Rutherford

  • by GARETH BLACK
 

Ruaridh Jackson said yesterday he was “relishing” the prospect of a move to Wasps after it was announced he would leave Glasgow Warriors at the end of the season.

The Scotland stand-off has spent six seasons at Glasgow but now he has joined a growing list of internationals in finding that his future lies elsewhere.

Jackson is in good company in choosing the London club as the place to be next season, joining the likes of Wales lock

Bradley Davies, Italy prop Lorenzo Cittadini and Sale Sharks pair Rob Miller and James Gaskell in committing their futures to the Aviva Premiership outfit.

Jackson, who made his international debut in 2010, has won 23 caps and moves south at the same time as fellow half-back Greig Laidlaw, who recently agreed terms with Gloucester.

“I am very excited about joining Wasps,” Jackson said. “I have been at Glasgow a long time now, but I am now relishing this new challenge that lies ahead.”

Wasps rugby director David Young added: “I have been very impressed with what I have seen of Ruaridh, and I am looking forward to welcoming him to the club. He will add to the quality pool of 10s we already have, and the competition for that position next season will be very strong.”

Jackson also told fans of the Warriors, for whom he has made 82 appearances in the RaboDirect Pro12 and 26 in Europe, via the official club website: “I’ve enjoyed my six years at the club and I’ll take a lot of good memories with me.

“I’ve had the opportunity to play in some massive games and I’ve played with so many quality players.

“There is still a lot of rugby to be played this season and I’m looking forward to some big games ahead.”

Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend said: “Ruaridh has been a fantastic ambassador for the club during his six years in Glasgow and been a key driver of the club’s improvement in recent seasons.”

 

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