Date of birth13 April 1996
Jake's journey to top-flight rugby saw him play for both Watsonians and Boroughmuir as well as earning international honours at Scotland U18 and U20.
Following some tricky times with injury, Jake moved south to study economics at Loughborough University and take a more relaxed approach to his rugby. However, it was only a matter of time before he was spotted by Leicester Tigers and offered the chance to train and play with the club.
A contract was duly signed and during the 2018/19 season, Jake establish himself in the first team with 22 appearances. He was also named by Leicester Supporters as their ‘Young Player of the Year’. His strong performances for Leicester earned him a call up to the Scotland squad, where he won his first cap against Italy in the 2019 6 Nations.
Jake comes from a talented sporting family. His father John played for Scotland at 7s and ‘A’ level in the 1990s and his brother Josh is a world class GB international middle-distance runner.
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