Lawson joins Gloucester

Scotland hooker Scott Lawson joined Gloucester from English Premiership rivals Sale on Tuesday.

Lawson, capped 16 times by his country, is now set to stay at Kingsholm until the end of next season after Gloucester’s Ross McMillan suffered a severe knee injury during a pre-season match against Bayonne last month.

The 26-year-old Lawson, who last year made his Sale debut against Gloucester, will compete for the No 2 jersey at the west country club with former Sale hooker Andy Titterrell and France’s Olivier Azam.

“To get an opportunity with a side like Gloucester is fantastic and I am just desperate for the chance to show them what I can do,” Lawson said.

“This is a new chapter in my career and I am looking forward to it.

Gloucester are regarded as a hugely go-forward and ambitious club and I want to help play my part in that quest for success.

“I have been given an opportunity by Dean Ryan and I will give it everything I can,” former Glasgow forward Lawson, a member of Scotland’s 2007 World Cup squad, added.

Gloucester coach Dean Ryan said: “A position within our squad became available because of injury and Scott is a high-calibre option to be able to bring in at this stage of the season,” said Gloucester’s head coach Dean Ryan.

“Our forward pack is a competitive area and Scott will only add to the depth we can select from. It is a great opportunity for both parties and I am really looking forward to seeing it progress over the coming months.

“It is extremely disappointing to lose a player like Ross but we have moved to replace him with a really good option.”

The Cherry and Whites were beaten 20-8 at home to Leicester on Sunday in their opening match of the 2008/09 Premiership campaign.

For the third time in six seasons since the play-offs were introduced, Gloucester finished top of the table last season but didn’t win a trophy After losing two grand finals at Twickenham to Wasps in 2003 and Leicester in 2007, they were beaten again by eventual runners-up Leicester in the semi-finals.

Sapa-AFP –

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