Jackson commits future to Warriors
October 25, 2011
The fly-half featured prominently for Scotland during the World Cup © Getty Images
Ruaridh Jackson handed a boost to the Glasgow Warriors after he penned a new two-year deal with the RaboDirect PRO12 outfit.
The Scottish international fly-half is now committed to the Scotstoun club until the end of May 2014 and follows in the footsteps of Chris Fusaro, Ryan Grant and Duncan Weir in signing a new deal. The 23-year-old started three matches for Scotland during the 2011 World Cup including their do-or-die clash against England. And Jackson is now set to line-up for the Warriors against the Ospreys at Firhill on Friday evening.
The fly-half spoke of his ambition after signing the contract and emphasised that he wants to realise this with Glasgow. Jackson said: "It's always a big call deciding where your future lies, but with the momentum that's building around the club, I'm absolutely convinced this is the right place for me to be over the next few years.
"Like every player, I'm ambitious about what I want to achieve in the game, and I'm excited that Glasgow Warriors and Scottish Rugby are committed to moving the club forward on and off the pitch.
"From a player's point of view, the move to Scotstoun is an extremely positive signal about where the club is heading. It's also hugely encouraging to see good young guys like Chris, Ryan and Duncan being signed so early in the season. We've got a great group of hungry, talented players here and there's a real chance for us to push on as a group and achieve success for Glasgow Warriors."
And Jackson's enthusiasm was echoed by coach Sean Lineen who predicts the fly-half will go from "strength to strength."
"We couldn't have asked for a better way to kick-start the week ahead of another massive game on Friday," Lineen said. "It's no secret that I've been a huge fan of Ruaridh since I first clapped eyes on him playing for Robert Gordon's College five years ago, and he's come on massively in the time he's been involved with Glasgow Warriors.
"He's already shown himself capable of holding his own as a Test fly-half, and if he continues to show the same outstanding level of application, he'll go from strength to strength."
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