Prop Ewan McQuillin will get an early chance to inspect his new home at Emerald Headingley Stadium after Yorkshire Carnegie announced the signing of the front rower ahead of the meeting between Carnegie and his current club London Scottish this Saturday in the final game of the 2017-18 season.

The prop is the latest new recruit for the Greene King IPA Championship side as they look towards next season. Already confirmed for the 2018-19 season are half backs Brendan Cope and JB Bruzulier along with Canadian international Jake Ilnicki from Aviva Premiership side Newcastle Falcons.

McQuillin joined London Scottish after being part of the Elite Development Programme with Edinburgh Rugby.  The tight-head was a crucial member of the Exiles scrum during the 2016-17 season, earning a recall on loan to Edinburgh, where he started their Guinness Pro12 victory over Treviso at BT Murrayfield.

He originally signed for Edinburgh Rugby in 2013 and joined the club’s Elite Development Player programme having previously played for Gala and Melrose.

Looking ahead to his permanent arrival at Emerald Headingley, McQuillin said, “I suppose it might look a bit strange this week being involved with London Scottish when I am joining Yorkshire Carnegie next year but I have been keeping my head down all week and just focusing on doing the best I can for London Scottish on Saturday. I want to finish my time at the club on a high note.

“I am excited about joining Yorkshire Carnegie next season. It is a very good club and a chance for a fresh start with a new club. I have heard really good things about forwards coach Steve Boden and I know I have a lot of work on when I arrive for pre-season. He can help push me on and take my game to the next level.

“Yorkshire Carnegie are a famous club with a lot of ambition and want to be the best they can be. I like everything I have heard about the coaching staff and their philosophy of how the game should be played. The people I trust have highly recommended Yorkshire to me and believe it will help me push on in my career. It is a new chapter in my career and, even though this season is only ending on Saturday afternoon, I am already really excited to get stuck into pre-season and see what we can do next year,” added McQuillin.