Edinburgh Rugby added the signing of 25-year-old Scotland and Bath full-back/wing Jack Cuthbert on a two-year deal in the summer of 2013 and he was handed a place in Stephen Gemmell's Scotland 7s squad in London at the tail end of the 2013/14 season.
Cuthbert quickly made his presence known in the seven-a-side team when he scored a brace against Portugal in his team's 31-5 victory in the group stages in London that year.
Cuthbert, who came through the ranks in Somerset and on Scotland’s age-grade and exile programme, played six under-19 internationals in 2006, including three in the world championship in Dubai.
After graduating from the Bath Academy he made 13 appearances for the first team in the 2009/10 season, scoring a try against Northampton Saints and kicking 28 points in four games.
A year later he increasingly won favour over England’s Nick Abendanon for the full-back position, becoming a regular in the Bath backline before earning selection for Scotland A’s 2010 IRB Nations Cup campaign, in which he started all three matches.
He continued to represent Scotland A, earning selection in wins over the USA Eagles (25-0) and Italy A (11-3) before being called up to the Scotland squad for the 2011 RBS 6 Nations.
Cuthbert did not make an appearance during the championship but was named in Andy Robinson's provisional 40-man squad for the World Cup and made his Scotland debut off the bench against Ireland in their first World Cup warm-up match in August.