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Tom Smallbone joins London Scottish whilst combining work with TowerEight

Tom Smallbone joins London Scottish whilst combining work with TowerEight

Smallbone in training with the Scots. Photo by David Horn.

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Loosehead Prop forward Tom Smallbone has joined the club from London Irish. The twenty-four year old prop will be a part of the full time training squad whilst continuing to work at project and cost management consultancy TowerEight.

Loosehead Prop forward Tom Smallbone has joined the club from London Irish. The twenty-four year old prop will be a part of the full time training squad whilst continuing to work at project and cost management consultancy TowerEight.

TowerEight was founded by four directors who have worked together for over 20 years. They recognised the opportunity to create property solutions, which generate a real commercial difference for clients in an increasingly competitive market.

Comprised of over 70 working professionals and an annual turnover of £12m+, TowerEight operate a client-focused structure built on repeat business, which creates close, trusted and dynamic relationships with clients and third parties alike. 80% of their work comes from existing clients and they currently have over £4 billion of projects under construction. Their founding Directors maintain an active role with every client.

Toby Wait, a Director at TowerEight said, “TowerEight is pleased to welcome Tom to our Whitbread team. As a company with a keen interest in sport, we’re glad to hear of Tom’s signing with London Scottish, and will be supporting him all the way.”

The business is built upon the experience and knowledge of its staff and a total commitment to deliver professional excellence across all its services and since our inception, many of the same team are still in situ.

Smallbone arrives from relegated Aviva Premiership side London Irish where he came through the academy system and made over 40 appearances for the Irish Exiles.

A powerful prop who will throw himself about the field in both attack and defence, he was part of the England Under 20 side that won the Junior World Cup in 2013. Smallbone was part of a very talented squad which included players like Jack Nowell, Anthony Watson and Henry Slade all who have progressed onto International honours. The loosehead has huge potential that Head Coach Nic Rouse will be looking to unlock over the coming season with the Exiles.

Smallbone was excited to be joining an exciting London Scottish squad whilst also furthering his career outside of the oval shaped ball game.

The front rower said, “I’m currently working on a number of hotel projects with TowerEight’s Whitbread team both in and around London and I’m looking forward to gaining experience in other sectors whilst furthering my sporting career at London Scottish.”

He continued, “I am looking forward to the challenge of Championship rugby. Having spent the last couple of weeks with the squad and seen the way we are training, I am really excited for the season to get underway.”

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