GLASGOW WARRIORS have added depth to their pack with the signing of former Worcester Warriors man Cameron Neild on a deal until the end of the season.
The Manchester-born 28-year-old, who started out as a hooker but has played most of his senior rugby in the back-row, previously played over 100 games for Sale Sharks before moving to the now defunct Worcester ahead of the start of the current season.
The former England U20 cap linked up with the squad on Monday and will be available for selection for Warriors’ United Rugby Championship visit to Leinster on Saturday 26th November. Glasgow are currently without a number back-rowers including Rory Darge (out until at least the start of the Six Nations with an ankle injury), Thomas Gordon (out until December with a calf injury), Jack Dempsey and Matt Fagerson (both on international duty).
“It’s been a tricky time for me with what happened at Worcester, however, I’m thrilled to be joining such a prestigious club and to get back to doing the job I love – playing rugby,” said Neild. “It’s all happened pretty quickly, and everyone has been really welcoming – I’ve enjoyed my first few days at the club.
“My goal now is to get back out on the pitch, play some good rugby and win some rugby matches.”
Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Franco Smith added: “We’re pleased to be able to bring Cameron into the squad. He’s an experienced campaigner and will be a valuable asset to us in the coming months while Rory [Darge] and Thomas [Gordon] recover from their injuries.
“Cameron joined us on Monday and has already shown to be a very diligent professional both on and off the pitch.
“It’s an exciting time at the club and we’re looking forward to having Cameron with us on our journey.”