Marshall Sykes joined the club in the 2020-21 season on his first professional deal.
Born in Woodbridge, England and educated at Ipswich’s St Joseph’s College, Sykes qualifies for Scotland through his Dundee-born Grandmother.
The back-row/ lock hybrid forward represented Scotland at U18 level before making his Scotland U20 debut during the 2018 U20 Six Nations.
After a successful 2018 World Rugby U20 Championship campaign, Sykes was aligned to Glasgow Warriors as a Stage 3 FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy player ahead of the 2018-19 season.
Despite missing the 2019 Under-20 Six Nations due to injury, Sykes' form for club side Ayr saw him named in the Scotland squad for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Argentina, playing in all five of his side's matches at the tournament.
The 20-year-old has been a standout player for FOSROC Super6 side Ayrshire Bulls in this year’s inaugural Championship and today pens his first professional deal with the capital club.
Date of birth: 29 December 1999
Place of birth: England