Ruaridh Jackson

Ruaridh Jackson re-signed for Glasgow Warriors in the summer of 2017, returning to his first professional club following three years in the Gallagher Premiership.

The club centurion, equally comfortable at fly-half and full-back, made a significant impact in Dave Rennie's first season in charge at Scotstoun, jointly winning the Player's Player of the Season award with Sam Johnson at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.

A confident, multi-talented operator, he developed into a key figure for both club and country during his first spell at the club, having learned much in both environments from one-time Firhill favourite Dan Parks.

Jackson signed for the Scotstoun club in May 2008 and marked his first starting appearance with a fine display against Bath in the Heineken Cup match at The Rec in December the same year.

Former Glasgow head coach Sean Lineen first spotted Jackson playing for Robert Gordon’s College in the Royal Navy Scottish Schools Sevens in 2006 when they reached the final. Jackson kicked four conversions against Selkirk High School to win the competition. In winning the tournament with a 28-19 victory in that final, Robert Gordon’s qualified to represent Scotland in the Four Nations’ Rugby Sevens in Portsmouth.

Later in the year Jackson made his first appearance in Glasgow Warriors’ squad, selected on the bench for the European Challenge Cup match against Saracens, though he did not get on to the field.

His international debut came in the autumn of 2010 against New Zealand, before he went on to kick the winning points against Samoa at Pittodrie just a week later. Eight years later, Jackson was part of the Scotland Sevens squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast, helping his team to sixth place.

Rugby runs in the Jackson family: his father, Greg, played for Melrose, as did two uncles, Norman and Trevor.

A graduate of Scottish Rugby’s National Academy, Jackson has also played for Scotland at cricket as a member of the national under-17 team.

Stats

Caps
145
Tries
12
Starts
101
Conversions
54
Replacements
44
Penalty goals
98
Points
476
Drop goals
3
Position: 
Stand-off/Full Back
D.O.B.: 12/02/88
Place of birth:
Northampton
Height: 6ft (1.82m)
Weight: 88kg
Twitter: @ruaridh_jackson