Tom Jordan signs new contract with Glasgow

The New Zealander has emerged as a composed playmaker for the Warriors this season and has become their first-choice No 10

Tom Jordan
Tom Jordan has re-signed for Glasgow. Image: ©INPHO/Craig Watson.

GLASGOW have agreed a new, two-year contract with Tom Jordan, the 24-year-old former Ayrshire Bulls stand-off who has emerged as their first-choice No 10 this season.

The New Zealander signed for the Warriors in late 2021 but only made his debut for them at the start of the current campaign. He has played 16 times so far for Glasgow and become an integral part of head coach Franco Smith’s game plan.

“I’m really stoked to be staying in Glasgow,” Jordan said on the Warriors’ official website, glasgowwarriors.org. “I’ve been based here since I first came over from New Zealand, so to be able to extend my contract with the Warriors – and extend my ties with Glasgow – is a brilliant feeling.

“This season’s been good so far for us – we’ve had some big wins, but some disappointing losses too, so we want to put ourselves in the best possible position to challenge at the business end of the season.

“Franco and the coaches have got a lot out of everyone since coming together in the summer, and it’s that extra 10% that has made the difference for us. We can see the effects of that on the pitch, and they’ve been awesome.

“I just want to keep getting minutes for Glasgow, and help this team finish as high up the standings as we can. Every game between now and the end of the season is going to be massive, so we just need to keep working hard and keep getting better.”

Smith added: “Tom has impressed us since day one of pre-season, in particular with how he has slotted into our gameplan throughout the season so far.

“He is a very calm individual who communicates well with his team-mates on the field, as well as having a well-rounded skillset that makes him a real asset to our squad.

“We look forward to seeing him continue to develop with us over the next couple of seasons.”

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3 Comments

  1. Had my doubts the first few games I saw him play for Glasgow, but this guy really has stepped up in a short space of time and now looks every inch the real deal as a full-time professional. He will make a useful addition to the Scottish stable in 2024, by time he will still only be 25 – and I reckon even better.

  2. He has done really well.
    How long has he been in Scotland?
    How long before he qualifies under the 5 year rule? We only have 2 pro teams and we should try to get Scots qualified folks in these roles.

    • We do try, Adam Hastings, Blair Kinghorn, Ross Thompson, etc but if you take the views of the readers of this platform none are quite good enough. There will be youngsters who will get their chance if good enough, Edinburgh crying out for strength in depth at half back.

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