When did you first play?
My dad Les was a minis coach at Howe of Fife and I joined the club when I was six. Later I played for Strathallan and Bell Baxter High School.
How have you ended up at Clermont Auvergne?
They contacted me after I played for Scotland U18 against France in 2012. I was shocked at first, then it all happened really fast and I signed the following week.
Was moving to France as an 18-year-old tough?
During my first month I got a fractured sternum and collapsed lung. I was in hospital for a week and with the language barrier I didn’t know what was happening. But things have been great since then.
Are you glad you went?
Clermont is a great place to work on individual skills. Jason White was there in my first year and was a big help with rugby and off-the-field things. I am working on all areas of my game and it’s a big aim to play at this year’s U20 World Championship.
RW verdict: Brave enough to move to France, this young No 9 won four Scotland U20 caps this spring.