GHK Rugby Club signs second Scotland international of the off season
Former Edinburgh and Bath star Jack Cuthbert joins ambitious BT National League Division Two side
New GHK coach Peter Wright, a former British and Irish Lion, has secured his first signing as GHK coach – Scotland 7s player Jack Cuthbert.
Jack, who started his career at Bath Rugby, turned out for Scotland at Murrayfield against Ireland in 2011.
The Old Anniesland side’s newly appointed head coach Peter Wright gave the former Edinburgh Rugby utility back his first big break, when he selected Jack for Scotland U19s.
Jack, who will join recently recruited former Glasgow Warriors’ front-row Kevin Bryce in a new look GHK team, said: “I’m delighted to be signing for GHK next season and to be forming an alliance with my old coach Peter Wright again makes it extra special. I got the call from Peter when I was just a 19-year-old lad and we hit it off from the start.
“Peter is a very knowledgeable coach with a lot of big game experience. I will always be eternally grateful that he gave me the opportunity to play for Scotland and started me out on the journey. I’m really looking forward to getting started, the new gym, stadium and all-weather facilities are top class. It will a great place to play rugby.”
Peter Wright added: “I am excited that Jack will be joining us this year as player-coach. He’s a great guy to have about the club and we are lucky to have him here. We will be working hard with the players to get their fitness and skill levels up and make sure the players enjoy their rugby. Essentially, we want to have some fun and play with a smile on our faces. “
Jack will also add his experience and expertise to a star-studded coaching line-up, which also boasts Glasgow Warriors trio Chris Fusaro, Zander Fagerson and strength and conditioning coach Mattie Hamilton.