Arscott who has signed a two-year agreement joined the Highlanders last season as an injury replacement and earned a cap in a victory against the NSW Waratahs late in the Trans-Tasman Super Rugby Competition.
He played for the local Otago Boys High School First XV after transferring from Roncalli College, Timaru in 2017 and was signed to the Otago Rugby Union on a development contract. In 2018 after making the NZ Barbarians School side he joined Sean Withy as one of the first inductees of the Highlander’s High Performance Programme. In 2023 he will join Withy and another graduate, Saula Ma'u, both of whom were signed to the Highlanders this season.
He made the first of eight appearances for Otago in 2019 as understudy to Hammington. An exceptionally fit athlete who possesses a crisp pass and solid kicking game that will suit playing under the roof, he is looking forward to the experience and is grateful for the opportunity.