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.
“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.”