• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

McColl joins Gloucester

Steve McColl will be joining fellow-Scot Greig Laidlaw as a new face at Gloucester's pre-season training in the summer after it was announced that he had signed for the Kingsholm club.

The 25-year-old full-back, who has been at the Greene King IPA English Championship club Leeds Carnegie for three seasons, has become one of the most consistent performers in the second tier and now gets his chance in the top flight.

McColl learned his rugby at Dunfermline and was part of the Edinburgh Academy system. He earned Scotland Sevens and Under-20s caps in his teens.

He first headed down south to Doncaster Knights and his steady form for them encouraged Leeds to bring him in ahead of the 2011/12 season. Injuries have caused problems over the last three years, but when he has been available he has been one of the first names on the teamsheet at Headingly.

Gloucester's Director of Rugby Nigel Davies said: "He's somebody who stands out at Championship level. He's a very strong, very powerful runner from deep and hits good lines. As a result of playing in the Championship, he's gained a lot of experience and he's shown his quality."

Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.