SCOTLAND hooker George Turner has signed a contract extension with Glasgow Warriors which will keep him at the club for an undisclosed period of time.
The 29-year-old follows in the recent footsteps of fellow Scotland internationals Oli Kebble and Jamie Bhatti in extending his stay in Glasgow’s West End, with fellow front-rowers Zander Fagerson, Enrique Pieretto and Johnny Matthews all also having extended their contracts with the club ahead of the new campaign.
Having initially made the switch to Scotstoun on a season-long loan ahead of the 2017-18 season, the former Macphail Scholarship recipient has gone from strength to strength in Glasgow colours, becoming an integral member of the pack for both club and country.
“I’m really happy to be staying with the Warriors,” said Turner. “I’ve grown my game massively in my time here, I feel like I’ve still got more to give and I think this is the place that will allow me to push on and develop.
“I love being here. Glasgow Warriors gave me my chance and I can’t wait to keep going. The club is in a great place – we’ve got some great young boys coming through, we’ve made some exciting signings in recent years and there are even more to come. It’s a great time to be a Glasgow Warrior. We have a massive eight weeks ahead of us and we’re all looking to keep pushing forward.”
Head coach Danny Wilson added: “George has really hit his stride in the last year. He’s been outstanding for both us and Scotland. He’s a dynamic and physical attacker and equally, in defence, he puts his body on the line and provides plenty of big collisions. We’re all looking forward to continuing to work with him and seeing him develop here in a Warriors jersey.”
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