Henry promoted to Fosroc Academy's top tier
Former Highland rugby starlet Jacob Henry has been promoted to the top tier of the Fosroc Scottish Rugby Academy.
Henry, who came through the youth ranks at both Ross Sutherland RFC and Highland RFC before breaking into the Highland senior side, is one of 13 players that are moving up for next season.
Last season saw six academy players – including Inverness's Jamie Dobie – sign professional contracts with the likes of the Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh.
Ex-Dingwall Academy pupil Henry moved south to Edinburgh to play for Melrose, but as a Stage Three academy prospect will be plying his trade at an even higher level.
Working closely with Scotland's professional rugby sides will allow the likes of Henry to develop through training and playing.
Meanwhile the advent of Scottish Rugby’s new top, part time professional tier – Super6 – will change the competitive landscape for these players, with five of the 30-strong Stage Three group allocated to each of the competing teams.