Scotland international fly half Ruaridh Jackson is all set to swap the Pro 12 for the Aviva Premiership for the new season of domestic rugby with his deal with the Rugby Football Union club the London Wasps confirmed.
The 26 year old is considered as one of the best players in the Scottish game at the moment and in his six years at the Glasgow Warriors, he has scored a whopping 443 points, which includes eight tries as well.
Speaking to the official club website after news of his move first broke; Jackson stated that he will move on from the club with a lot of fond memories and thanked the club for giving him the opportunity to play in some of the biggest games.
Jackson has won 23 caps for the Scotland national team, having earned his first call up to the national team against New Zealand back in 2010 but he did not feature for the Royal Blues at this season’s Six Nations Championship.
Dai Young, the Director of Rugby of the London Wasps, stated that he has been very impressed with what he has seen of Jackson, adding that he will add even more quality to the pool of number tens the club already has and the competition for places in that position will be fierce come the new season.
Having made 108 starts for the Warriors, Jackson stated that he had known it was time to move on and when the opportunity came to join the London Wasps, he didn’t think twice, saying that the opportunity excites him.
He added that he has been at the Glasgow Warriors for a long time and he is now relishing this new challenge that awaits him in England and the Aviva Premiership and he hopes to play a part in the team.