Scotland international Ross Thompson will move from Glasgow to Edinburgh in the summer after signing a one-year deal with the capital club.  

The 25-year-old has spent the past four seasons at Scotstoun but has found opportunities hard to come by this campaign.  

Thompson has made just five starts this season but will move to Edinburgh and compete with Ben Healy and Cammy Scott for a place in Sean Everitt’s side.   

Thompson said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Edinburgh next season.  

“I’m very grateful to Glasgow Warriors for the opportunities that I’ve had which have allowed me to develop as a player and I’ve really enjoyed my time at the club. 

“However the chance to challenge myself in a new environment and hearing the way the Edinburgh players speak about the club, I know it’s a great team to be a part of. 

“It’s clear to see the potential the squad has and I’m excited about contributing towards that.” 

Scotland Rugby News: Ross Thompson will leave Glasgow Warriors in the summerRoss Thompson will leave Glasgow Warriors in the summer (Image: SNS)

Thompson, who was born in the capital and schooled at the city’s Stewart’s Melville College, is looking forward to linking up with his new side in the summer.  

He added: “The fact that I get to represent the city I grew up in makes the move extra special for me. 

“I’ve had the chance to play alongside a lot of the players at Edinburgh already. I played with Connor [Boyle] and Hodgy [Jamie Hodgson] at school, so it will be fun to get the chance to play alongside them again. 

“I’ve seen how well they have done at Edinburgh which is great. I’ve also played with other players at U20 level through to recent Scotland camps I have been a part of, so hopefully it will make the move that bit easier knowing I’m already familiar with a lot of the players. 

Thompson played all his school rugby in Edinburgh before moving west to study Law at The University of Glasgow. 

 It was there Thompson joined Glasgow Hawks, where he was recognised for his form with a call-up to the Scotland U20 squad. 

The stand-off was then signed by Ayrshire Bulls ahead of the 2019 FOSROC Super Six season. He scored 61 points for the Millbrae club that campaign, making him the third-highest points scorer in the league that season. 

Thompson joined Glasgow Warriors ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, making his professional debut in the 10-7 defeat to Edinburgh Rugby at Scottish Gas Murrayfield. 

Scotland Rugby News: Ross Thompson in action for GlasgowRoss Thompson in action for Glasgow (Image: SNS)

He became the third-fastest player to reach 100 points in Warriors’ history and is one of only four players to break the 100-point mark in their debut season at Scotstoun. 

Thompson then won both Young Player of the Season and Player of the Season in only his second season in professional rugby with the Warriors.  

He’s won three Scotland caps following his debut against Tonga in the autumn of 2021, but has struggled with injuries and missed almost all of last season with an ankle problem/ 

But he hopes the move to Edinburgh will reignite his career. 

Thompson added: "I want to continue improve as a player and get the most out of myself and I believe that being at Edinburgh is the right place for that. 

 “Having spoken to Sean [Everitt, Edinburgh head coach], I think his philosophy of the game and the way Edinburgh are looking to play will suit my skill set.  

“I know that everyone at the club has big ambitions and I want to try to contribute as much as I can on and off the field towards that.” 

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His arrival will give Everitt another experienced option at fly-half, a position where he’s relied heavily on Healy since his arrival from Munster last summer.  

Healy has played all but three minutes of the league campaign so far, with Scott’s only start in the number 10 jersey coming in a Challenge Cup defeat to Clermont in December. 

The Edinburgh head coach said: “He’s a really smart player with a great understanding of the game. He’s a strong decision-maker and a real threat with the ball in hand.   

“His signing adds real competition for places in the number 10 jersey, which will ultimately benefit the entire squad. 

Scotland Rugby News: Edinburgh head coach Sean EverittEdinburgh head coach Sean Everitt (Image: SNS)

“Ross is talented young player who has gained valuable experience at Glasgow Warriors. He is a proven goal-kicker and a fine game manager. 

“We’re confident he will thrive in our environment and contribute significantly to the team next season.”