Glasgow Warriors confirm Hamish Bain recruitment

22-year-old will compete against Scott Cummings, Richie Gray, Leone Nakarawa and Kiran McDonald for game time in the second-row

Hamish Bain played 10 games for Scotland Under-20s in 2016 and 2017. Image: Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Hamish Bain played 10 games for Scotland Under-20s in 2016 and 2017. Image: Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

GLASGOW WARRIORS have confirmed that the club has signed Hamish Bain on a ?? year deal, as reported on this site last month. He will provide an extra second-row option for incoming head coach Danny Wilson, alongside Scott Cummings, Richie Gray, Leone Nakarawa and Kiran McDonald.

The 22-year-old came to prominence in senior rugby playing for Currie Chieftains, and picked up 10 caps for Scotland Under-20s during 2016 and 2017, before heading off to play two seasons in the third tier of French rugby with SRU partnership club Stade Niçois, making 37 appearances scoring three tries.

“It’s exciting to be coming back to Scotland and getting the chance to play rugby on home soil,” said Bain. “I spoke to Danny [Wilson] and I’ve been really impressed with what he has to say about the club’s culture and his vision for the Warriors.


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“I can’t wait to represent Glasgow. They’re a really strong side and growing up watching Edinburgh and Glasgow it’s kind of a dream come true to have the chance to be playing professional rugby for them. I’m honoured to be able to have the chance to compete for the jersey.

“I enjoyed my time at Stade Niçois and it has been really good for my game. They pride themselves on their physicality and scrummaging which has been great for development as a tight five player.”

Wilson said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming Hamish into the squad. He is a big young athletic lock with good lineout defence and a rugby brain.

“He has come through the Scottish system and is spoken of in high regard by John Dalziel, who coached him at Scotland U20s.

“Stade Nicois play in a very physical league which will have no doubt helped his development and when joins us he will have the chance to continue that development and learn from world-class locks like Leone Nakarawa, Richie Gray and Scott Cummings.”


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David Barnes
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3 Comments

  1. So Glasgow will have a strong front 3, awesome locks but unless some serious recruitment happens be very weak at flanker and No 8. shouldn’t we make an offer to John Barclay?

    • Some recruitment is needed in the back row but if you view Nakarawa as a 6, it does improve the picture quite a bit.

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