George Horne signs Glasgow Warriors contract extension

Scotland international is latest frontline player to agree a new deal for an unspecified period of time

George Horne is the latest Scotland international to sign a contract extension with Glasgow Warriors. Image: ©Craig Watson
George Horne is the latest Scotland international to sign a contract extension with Glasgow Warriors. Image: ©Craig Watson

GEORGE HORNE is the latest player to sign a contract extension with Glasgow Warriors, joining fellow Scotland internationalists Scott Cummings and Sam Johnson, fellow scrum-halves Jamie Dobie and Sean Kennedy, plus open-side flanker Tom Gordon, in re-committing to the club for an unspecified period of time.

The 25-year-old has scored 31 tries in 60 appearances for the club to date since his debut in November 2016, a strike rate that sees him sit fifth in the Glasgow record books.

Horne, who was named both the club’s Young Player and Player of the Season for the 2017-18 season, and Player of the Season again in 2019-20, has been capped 14 times by Scotland. He is currently out of action with a foot injury.


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“I’ve loved my time playing with the Warriors,” he said. “This is a club I’ve grown up supporting and I’ve made some great memories being a part of this team.

“It’s a special atmosphere stepping out in front of the home crowd at Scotstoun and I’m looking forward to making more memories in front of them in the seasons to come.

“We’ve got a great group of boys who’ve created a real family atmosphere, and the guys that have come in recently have just added to that.

“Getting the chance to play alongside Pete has been amazing too – having the opportunity to continue to do that for Glasgow is one that really excites me and that I look forward to.

“I’m champing at the bit to get back playing. Recovery [from a foot injury] is going really well, and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

“I can’t wait to get back and do my bit on the field playing in front of the Scotstoun crowd again.”

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Head coach Danny Wilson welcome the news.“George is very passionate about Glasgow and he shows that every time he takes the field,” he said.

“We’re thrilled that he’s committed his future to Glasgow Warriors and we’re looking forward to him getting back fit and available to play.

“Along with Jamie [Dobie], Ali [Price] and Sean [Kennedy], George’s signing gives us great depth with four outstanding Scottish scrum-halves to pick from.”


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8 Comments

  1. Very odd choice by Horne – good for Glasgow not sure its so good for Scotland or Horne himself. Would love to see him move down the road Edinburgh desperately need a more imaginative 9 and as others have said not sure he will get enough starts for Glasgow.

  2. Cockerill would play Horne. Be lucky to get skelfs on his erse from the bench. He won’t play Sheil unless he has to, he wants a controlling 9. Horne’s weakest point

    Glasgow will lose Price to Scotland for too many games and enforced rotation, and that’s before injuries. Horne will see plenty of game time for Glasgow, probably Scotland as well when fit again. Ditto Dobie, Kennedy is not a long term signing, just back up recognising that Glasgow have often lost Price and Horne to Scotland and Dobie, potential as he as is still a 19 yo kid whose game time will still be managed to some extent

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  3. I’ve mixed views on this. I think Horne can be a top class scrum-half but he needs to be starting games. Currently he’s scheduled to come on after 60 mins for both club and country and in danger of being 3rd choice SH for Scotland.

    It’s good for Glasgow to have the depth but I don’t think its the best outcome for Horne’s career development (and ultimately for the national side). Unless the Bristol talk was no more than that and there were no realistic alternatives open to him?

  4. I’ve always liked Horne. He’s a good, honest player with a good background at Howe and Currie. He’s never really got the run he deserves at test level. Its a good retention for GW but we need to understand how to get back to pre-Heineken cup final form.

    I would be interested to know the length of contract. I bet its short to level out the contracts dates with other similar players.

    Whatever his future holds he should stay with Scottish rugby.

  5. Great to see George Horne retained – he adds a genuine point of difference and is a proven asset. (Agree Price Horne and Dobbie seems like plenty of depth / investment in one position – particularly when clearly threadbare in other positions).

  6. Great news albeit perhaps a little surprising when Glasgow have 3 excellent scrummies and arguably this is a position of weakness for Edinburgh

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