Fraser Lyle, the Scotland Sevens cap, cannot wait to begin his new challenge at London Scottish this weekend.

The 29-year-old arrives from Glasgow Warriors and the utility back will be a big asset to the Greene King IPA Championship side.

“I’m looking forward to a new challenge at London Scottish and moving to a new city,” the former Stirling County man said.

“I had spoken to a few guys who have played here before and they all spoke highly of the club and the people involved. It is also a great opportunity to ease my transition into working life with a job in the city to coincide with my training.”

Lyle signing a “statement of intent”

Director of Rugby Dave Morris sees this signing as another statement of intent ahead of the new campaign.

He said: “We are delighted to welcome Fraser to the London Scottish family. He has been in a high performing environment at Glasgow Warriors for the last years so has good habits and detail in his game which has been immediately obvious to see in our training sessions.

“Just as importantly everyone I have spoken to can’t speak highly enough of Fraser as a man and his positive influence in a team environment. I would also like to express my thanks to Angus Stewart, Paul Burnell, Redgrave Partners and Ian Smellie who have been pivotal in helping Fraser transition in to a career in the city and his integration into the club.”

Lyle and his new team mates are playing a friendly at Rosslyn Park on Saturday.

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