Ruar­idh’s quest to be Scots’ per­fect 10

SCOT­LAND v RO­MA­NIA Satur­day, In­ver­cargill, 2am

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RUAR­IDH JACK­SON is ea­ger to make Scot­land’s No.10 jersey his own.

The 23-year-old Glas­gow War­riors fly-half has won eight caps, his most re­cent as a re­place­ment for Dan Parks dur­ing the 23-12 World Cup warm-up win over Italy.

Ex­pe­ri­enced Parks, who has won 62 caps, is de­ter­mined to re­tain the jersey. But Jack­son hopes a strong dis­play in ei­ther the Pool B opener with Ro­ma­nia on Satur­day or against Ge­or­gia four days later will prove he is the the top pick.

Jack­son said: “Last sea­son I put my­self in a good po­si­tion to try to get that No.10 jersey.

“Parksy’s go­ing to put up a bit of a fight and he played very well against Italy – he’s put down a bit of a marker.

“I’ve no idea what’s go­ing to hap­pen for the first game, but once I get my chance I’m hope­fully go­ing to take it.”

Jack­son made his de­but as a re­place­ment against New Zealand in the open­ing au­tumn Test last sea­son and an­tic­i­pates the World Cup will be a level above any­thing he has ex­pe­ri­enced so far.

He added: “I’m sure it will be an­other notch up.

“Once we get into the Ar­gentina and Eng­land games it’s go­ing to be an­other step up.”

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