Ruaridh Jackson

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Ruaridh Jackson
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Jackson in 2017
Birth name Ruaridh James Howard Jackson
Date of birth (1988-02-12) 12 February 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Northampton, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 86 kg (13.5 st; 190 lb)
School Robert Gordon's College
Occupation(s) Rugby player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half, Fullback
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017– Currie ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Glasgow Warriors
Glasgow Warriors
Correct as of 24 March 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–present Scotland 33 (37)
Correct as of 10 June 2018
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2018– Scotland 7s 0 (0)
Correct as of 24 March 2018

Ruaridh James Howard Jackson (born 12 February 1988) is a Scotland international rugby union player. He currently plays for Glasgow Warriors in the Pro14. He normallys plays at Fly-half though he can also cover at Fullback.[1]

Rugby Union career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Jackson has been drafted to Currie in the Scottish Premiership for the 2017-18 season.[2]

Professional career[edit]

In the 2013–14 season, Jackson was again a back-up for Duncan Weir for Glasgow and Scotland. In March 2014, it was reported that he would not be offered another contract from Glasgow.[3] From 2014-2016, he played for English side Wasps in the Aviva Premiership, though his first season saw little action due to a serious injury.[4]

In May 2016, it was confirmed that Jackson would be joining Premiership rivals Harlequins ahead of the 2016–17 season.[5]

Jackson re-signed for Glasgow Warriors in the summer of 2017, and extended his contract for a further year in 2018.[6] He played mostly at full-back, having mostly played fly- half earlier in his career.

International career[edit]

Jackson made his international debut for Scotland in the autumn of 2010, coming on as a substitute in the test against the All Blacks. He also came off the bench against Samoa two weeks later, kicking the winning penalty goal in the 80th minute in a match played in Aberdeen.[7] Jackson was the starting Fly-Half for Scotland's 2013 Six Nations campaign, but failed to bring the best from Scotland's attacking players. He was dropped halfway through the Championship for Glasgow teammate Duncan Weir.[8] He was called up for the Scotland Sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast in 2018.