ALI Price has signed a new contract with Glasgow, extending a stay at Scotstoun that began back in 2013. In common with Scottish Rugby practice, no length of time for the deal has been announced.
Now 28, the scrum-half has become a key leader within the Warriors squad over the past couple of seasons, and this year his excellent all-round form saw him selected for all three British & Irish Lions Tests against the Springboks. He made his 100th appearance for Glasgow in last week’s Champions Cup defeat by La Rochelle, captaining the side for the first time. He also skippered Scotland for the first time in the win against Tonga at the end of October, sharing the honour with Edinburgh forward Jamie Ritchie.
Price joins his fellow-Lion Zander Fagerson in agreeing a new deal with Danny Wilson’s squad as plans for next season continue to progress.
“I’m over the moon to re-sign,” Price said on the team’s official website, glasgowwarriors.org.
“My whole career has been with this club, since coming here as a 20-year-old. Everything I’ve mnaged to achieve in my career to date I owe to the coaches and team-mates I’ve had in the Glasgow environment, and I’m excited to keep going.
“It’s been an incredibly exciting time for me, and this week has been a bit crazy with the way it’s all panned out – captaining the team on my 100th appearance and then this, there haven’t been many weeks like it! I feel like I’ve matured as a person as well as a rugby player while here, though.
“I just want to keep getting better. I’ve still got a fair few years left in me, and I want to be one of the best in the world in my position. I’m excited to keep improving and show what I can offer to this club.”
Head coach Wilson said: “It’s great news that Ali has committed his future to Glasgow Warriors. He’s a world-class scrum-half who’s hugely passionate about playing for this club.
“Over the last two or three years, Ali’s development has been clear to see at both club level and on the international stage, which culminated in him becoming a Test Lion in the summer. We’re all looking forward to continuing to work with him in the coming seasons.”