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Edinburgh sign Scotland No10 Ross Thompson from Glasgow

By Josh Raisey
Ross Thompson of Glasgow Warriors takes on Pierre-Louis Barassi of Lyon during the EPCR Challenge Cup Quarter Final match between Lyon and Glasgow Warriors at MATMUT Stadium on May 07, 2022 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Edinburgh have signed Scotland fly-half Ross Thompson from Glasgow Warriors on a one-year deal ahead of next season.

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The 25-year-old will return to the city he grew up in after spending the last four seasons with the Warriors.

This was a potential move that was flagged by RugbyPass in April, with Adam Hastings set to return to Scotstoun over the summer.

Thompson joined Warriors ahead of the 2020//21 season after impressing with the Glasgow Hawks while at university there.

Since then, he has made 48 appearances for the club and has earned three caps for Scotland, with his debut coming against Tonga in 2021.

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The Scot missed both matches in his club’s recent tour of South Africa, with his last appearance coming in the 40-9 win over Zebre in April.

Thompson said after signing: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Edinburgh next season. I’m very grateful to Glasgow Warriors for the opportunities that I’ve had which have allowed me to develop as a player and I’ve really enjoyed my time at the club.

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“However the chance to challenge myself in a new environment and hearing the way the Edinburgh players speak about the club, I know it’s a great team to be a part of. It’s clear to see the potential that the squad has and I’m excited about contributing towards that. The fact that I get to represent the city I grew up in makes the move extra special for me.

“I’ve had the chance to play alongside a lot of the players at Edinburgh already. I played with Connor [Boyle] and Hodgy [Jamie Hodgson] at school, so it will be fun to get the chance to play alongside them again.

“I’ve seen how well they have done at Edinburgh which is great. I’ve also played with other players at U20 level through to recent Scotland camps I have been a part of, so hopefully it will make the move that bit easier knowing I’m already familiar with a lot of the players.”

Edinburgh head coach Sean Everitt added: “We’re thrilled to confirm the signing of Ross [Thompson]. He’s a really smart player with a great understanding of the game. He’s a strong decision-maker and a real threat with the ball in hand.

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“His signing adds real competition for places in the number 10 jersey, which will ultimately benefit the entire squad.”

He added: “Ross is talented young player who has gained valuable experience at Glasgow Warriors. He is a proven goal-kicker and a fine game manager.

“We’re confident he will thrive in our environment and contribute significantly to the team next season.”

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