JUST weeks after being released by Edinburgh, Murray McCallum has agreed a short-term deal with Glasgow. The 25-year-old prop, who can play on either side of the front row but is seen by his new team as primarily a tighthead, will be part of Danny Wilson’s squad for the first few months of next season.
“I’m delighted at the new challenge here at the Warriors,” McCallum said on the Warriors website. “It’s exciting to get the chance to experience a new culture and experience a new way of playing.
“Glasgow play an exciting brand of rugby and I’m looking forward to immersing myself in the club, getting to know the boys, the coaches and fighting for a jersey amongst some very experienced players.
“In my time here I’m looking to continue to develop as a player and I’m eager to get some games under my belt and get back playing on the big stage – I’ve seen Scotstoun packed out and I can’t wait to experience it from the pitch.”
Glasgow’s announcement of the signing did not specify the length of McCallum’s contract, saying only he would be in the squad “for the opening section of the new United Rugby Championship and Heineken Champions Cup campaigns”.
Head coach Danny Wilson, meanwhile, believes his new player can make a considerable impact. “We’re pleased to welcome Murray to Scotstoun,” he said. “It’s great to be able to add another capped international to our already experienced depth at tighthead. He has fitted in with the squad seamlessly since joining and we’re all looking forward to seeing him compete for the No 3 jersey as the season progresses.”
McCallum was released by Edinburgh at the end of last season after being part of their squad for five years.