Gloucester announce Scott capture


Scotland international Matt Scott will move to the Premiership with Gloucester next season after confirming his exit from Edinburgh.

The centre has made 70 appearances for the Pro12 club since breaking into the first team in 2011 - scoring 14 tries - and was part of the Edinburgh side that reached the Heineken Cup semi-final in 2012.

Scott's performances in the Scottish capital earned him international recognition, the most recent of his 33 caps coming during the Rugby World Cup - where he scored a fourth try for his country in the 39-16 win over United States.

With his current club deal due to expire at the end of the season, the back has decided to move south and ply his trade at Kingsholm.

"It's the right time for me to broaden my horizons and experience a new rugby environment in order to help my development as a player, and Gloucester can certainly provide that," Scott told Gloucester's official website.

"I've had the opportunity to talk to [Gloucester scrum-half] Greig [Laidlaw] in depth about what the club, the city and the supporters are like, and he has nothing but good things to say about them all.

"I also played at Kingsholm for Scotland during the Rugby World Cup and loved the experience. I've been very impressed by everything I've seen at the club.

"Playing in the Aviva Premiership will make me a better overall player, I've no doubt of that and I hope that it will also improve my play at international level.

"It's an exciting prospect."