Ally Miller signs on for two more years with Glasgow Warriors

Back-rower agrees terms on a deal which will keep him at Scotstoun until at least the summer of 2026

Ally Miller celebrates his try against Edinburgh at Scotstoun in December. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Ally Miller celebrates his try against Edinburgh at Scotstoun in December. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

BACK-ROWER Ally Miller has signed a contract extension which will keep him at Glasgow Warriors until at least the summer of 2026.

The 27-year-old, who joined the Scotstoun outfit in the summer of 2021 following five seasons as a peripheral figure at Edinburgh – which included spells farmed out to the Scotland 7s squad and London Scottish – has made 26 appearances for the Warriors to date, including 11 this season.

Able to play across the back-row, Miller’s pace was highlighted with his memorable finishes in back to back matches against Bayonne and Edinburgh in December. He was called into Scotland’s training squad during the recent Six Nations.


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“Since arriving at the club, I’ve been really fortunate to receive the opportunities that I have, but I’ve also had a few injuries,” said former Scotland Under-20s cap Miller, who started his rugby journey playing minis with Preston Lodge and Musselburgh, captained George Watson’s College to Schools Cup glory in 2013, and played in the Premiership for Melrose before turning pro.

“I’ve loved the stretch of game time that I’ve had this season, and knowing that Franco has the confidence in you and the squad to get the job done is testament to how much everyone is pulling in the right direction.

“I’ve just enjoyed getting my head down and working hard to get back into action, and everyone at the club has been brilliant. That was a big factor in my decision to renew, because knowing that people at the club have faith in you and what you contribute to the team is massive. I’m loving being a part of the club, and I’m grateful for every opportunity I get.

“It’s a cliché, but we just take each game as it comes. It’s been a real squad effort to put us in this position to compete at the business end of the season and I’m proud to be part of this group of players. Having the whole squad aligned has been huge for us this season, and the character being shown from everyone really shines through. I’m excited to get stuck in.”

Head coach Franco Smith added: “Ally has shown great dedication to come back from the long-term injury he suffered last season, and he has taken every opportunity that has come his way with both hands.

“He has been a big contributor for us this season, not just on the field but around the training environment. He’s a very detailed player and person and he gives his all across the board.

“We’re looking forward to helping to further develop Ally and help him become the best version of himself.”


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4 Comments

  1. I’ve always liked Miller, at Edinburgh and Glasgow. Excellent athlete with a a bit of dog in him
    Be very interesting to see him getting a few games and a but of luck of the injury front.

    • Agreed with all the comments here about Ally Miller and the references to having a ” bit of dog” about him. The other fringe back rower who fits the ” dog attribute” is Gregor Brown who really needs a break from his injury woes and a chance back in the match day squads.

  2. Good stuff. Miller offers something a bit different to the other back rows, and I have enjoyed seeing more of him this term. Good option to call on.

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