EWAN ASHMAN has joined Glasgow Warriors on loan for the rest of the season. The 21-year-old hooker, who scored a spectacular try on his Scotland debut against Australia earlier this month, has moved to Scotstoun from Sale Sharks, where he has struggled to command regular game-time for the 1st XV.
Born in Toronto, Ashman qualifies for Scotland through his Edinburgh-born father, and has worn the thistle at U16, U18 and U20 level prior to his senior bow. He scored 11 times in 15 appearances for the U20s and was joint top try-scorer at the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina.
The switch will sees Ashman provide cover in the front-row following an injury to Fraser Brown, who is expected to be out until at least early next year.
“I’m buzzing to come to Glasgow. The way the club play -the intent they have to move the ball and run with the ball – suits me down to a tee and is exactly the way I like to play,” said Ashman.
“The young group of players coming through right now is really exiting, with the likes of Ross Thompson, Rory Darge and Rufus McLean all having made an impact in the last year. You can see they’re building something at Glasgow and it’s something I want to be involved in.
“I’m going to take this opportunity with both hands, and play as well as I can while at Glasgow.”
Head Coach Danny Wilson added: “Ewan is another exciting young Scottish talent that has been stepping up and impressed recently for Scotland, as well as previously for the U20s.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming him into our environment as we prepare for our next block of fixtures.”
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