One of the most promising talents in Scottish rugby, Robbie Nairn has shocked the entire rugby dynasty in his home country by announcing he will puruse his career in England with one of the biggest clubs in the Aviva Premiership, opting to link up with the academy of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Harlequins FC.
The 18 year old is in his final year at Watson’s College and will link up with his new team as soon as his session ends. The winger, who is a former Scottish schools shot putt champion, has recently been turning out for Currie on occasions and he even received the BT Premiership try of the month award in January.
Nairn, who has been capped by his country and Under 16 and Under 18 levels, said that he is immensely excited about the prospect of joining Harlequins FC, adding that despite knowing the challenges he will be facing, he is looking forward to meeting the extremely high standards that the senior team has placed in front of them and he is looking to develop his game in key areas in order to become a better player.
Tony Diprose, the academy manager at the club couldn’t hide his delight at being able to call on the services of one of the biggest talents to emerge from the British Isles in recent years. He said that he is a player of immense talent and a lot of ambition and with the right attitude and desire; he is hopeful that he will become one of the greatest players in the world.
The youngster follows in the footsteps of another Scottish youngster in Bruce Douglas who swapped Edinburgh for the academy of Harlequins FC a few years back en route to winning caps for Scotland at international level.