Glasgow Warriors sign former Worcester back-rower Cameron Neild

28-year-old has signed a deal to the end of the season

Cameron Neild linked up with his new Glasgow Warriors team-mates on Monday. Image: Glasgow Warriors/SNS
Cameron Neild linked up with his new Glasgow Warriors team-mates on Monday. Image: Glasgow Warriors/SNS

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).

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“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.”

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  1. Redundancy is a horrible experience and its great to see someone being given a chance to get their life back on track. We can’t see the comment that’s struck a sour note, it must have been bad.

    • The point remains, why are we bringing in a foreign talent when we have players like Gregor Brown showing so much potential? His gametime will be limited now, whos to say the next Matt Fagerson or Rory Darge will have their potential stunted? For a marquee signing that will improve the players around them, sure, but a journeyman? Why not just call up an in-form super 6 player

      Apologies for the inappropriate language, the signing just makes no sense and it annoys me.

      • Gregor Brown’s game time will not be constrained by Neild, the latter is there for cover if he plays it will be because others are unavailable.

        I fail to see the next Darge or Fagerson could be constrained by a short term utility journeyman. Players of that quality displace very good players – see Darge replacing Gordon

    • To promote our own player pathways and give players a shot at stepping up to pro I’d ordinarily want to see an academy player or top performer in S6 given the opportunity to step into any ST gig due to cumulative injuries in the same position. But given these players were all made redundant through no fault of their own I’m not going to complain about a Worcester or Wasps player finding a contract up here when we find ourselves short of numbers in a position. Good luck to him and hope we get the win win of some great performances and Cameron puts himself in the shop window for a contract (probably elsewhere) for next season

  2. Good signing to fill gaps due to long term injuries and international players. Bothered the Scottish pro clubs should be looking at the ex Worcester and Wasps squads for short term deals as it’s a buyers market.

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