Scottish snare Premiership pair

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London Scottish have issued a warning to their National Three South promotion rivals with a double swoop for established Premiership pair Paul Volley and Ian Fullarton.

Volley, 36, a Heineken Cup winner with London Wasps before joining Top 14 side Castres Olympique and Harlequins will make his Scottish debut against Chinnor on September 6th at The Athletic Ground, the club he started at in 1988.

Volley said: “I am excited by the challenge of getting Scottish back up the leagues, playing some good competitive rugby and having some fun along the way. It is a great set up and the calibre of player joining shows the ambitions and exciting plans. It will be a fun season. I can’t wait”

Scottish International Fullarton, 29, is a former Borders, Edinburgh, Sales Sharks and Saracens second row.

Fullarton, who made his Scotland debut against the All Blacks in 2000 and won 8 caps, said: “I received many offers but Scottish went out of their way to make me feel welcome and help me with business opportunities in London. Obviously being a Scottish lad helps and I hope I can help to make this my spiritual home and the club get promotion this season. It may be a step down in playing level but with this squad of players it will make it a really great place to play and watch rugby next season. I can’t wait to get started”

Volley and Fullarton join ex premiership players, Simon Amor, James Brown, Gary Truman and Mark Soden at the club next season.

The Exiles first season in the National League for ten years kicks off on 6th September at home to Chinnor.