London Scottish make double signing

London Scottish have made two signings this week, adding to the squad American Eagles scrum-half Robbie Shaw, and London Welsh centre, Dante Mama.

Shaw, 29, represented Ireland at age-grade level before committing to the American International side where he has picked up 14 caps.

Left to Right -Dante Mama and Robbie Shaw

A product of London Wasps academy, Shaw has previous experience in the Championship turning out for Leeds Carnegie and Bristol.

Despite not being familiar with turning out in London Scottish colours, Shaw is acquainted with their home turf, playing for Richmond this season who also play at The Athletic Ground.  

Nigerian born Mama, 23, makes the move from Championship side London Welsh, who host Scottish at Kassam Stadium this Saturday (21 December) in a 5pm kick-off.

Having represented Zimbabwe at under-18 and under-20, he also has international experience playing for the RFU Championship XV who played New Zealand Maori in November 2012. Mama has also played for Great Britain Student 7s at the World Student Games last year.

Both players have signed deals with the club until the end of the season.

London Scottish backs coach, Mike Friday, said: “Since Jamie Stevenson’s injury we knew scrum-half was an area where we needed cover.

“This is why it’s important we integrate Rob into the squad as quickly as we can so he can make a stake for the scrum-half starting berth.

“Rob has got a proven track record, he’s calm on the pitch and is a great communicator. He is slightly older which suits what we need for the squad right now and he’s a very good professional who works very hard.

“Dante is someone we are familiar with as he played in a British and Irish Cup tie against us earlier in the season.

“He is a powerful 13 who is also comfortable at full-back or on the wing.

“His skill-set is impressive and we hope that he can add competition to our backline.”