GLENN BRYCE will join former Glasgow Warriors team-mates Adam Ashe and DTH van Der Merwe in Los Angeles to play Major League Rugby with LA Giltinis when his current contract at Scotstoun runs out in two weeks’ time.
The 29-year-old full-back signed a short-term deal with Warriors back in August and has performed well in the No15 jersey when starting five of nine matches played so far this season. However, with Huw Jones‘ switch from centre to full-back a success so far, Tommy Seymour able fill in there if required (although both are out of contract in the summer), and youngsters Rufus McLean and Ollie Smith waiting for their chances, Bryce has decided to grab the opportunity to seek a new adventure across the Atlantic.
“The greatest excitement for me is coming to a new league and a new club where you can drive the culture and make it our own from the very start,” said Bryce. “Making memories is a big motivation for me and getting to do that with a fresh start in a city with such a sporting history as LA is massive.
— Glenn J Bryce (@glennbryce) December 30, 2020
“I got to play at the Las Vegas Sevens with Scotland so I understand how crazy and loud American fans can be when they get into their rugby.
“When I look at the players and coaches that the Giltinis have signed, we’ll be making a statement on the field from the first game.”
California-native Langilangi Haupeakui, who had a short spell with Glasgow back in 2016, has also been signed up by the Giltinis ahead of the kick-off of the MLR season on 20th March.
“Glenn was tipped to us by Wallabies coach Dave Rennie (the former Warriors coach) who said he rated him a starting full-back at Super Rugby level,” said Giltinis head coach Darren Coleman. “He’s a big, rangy full-back with a long kick and someone looking for a new challenge in a good professional rugby career.”