Jack Mann signs Glasgow Warriors contract

No 8 has been sidelined for 15 months since his pro debut with concussion then a leg fracture

Jack Mann during his first and so far only appearance for Glasgow Warriors against Bath in December 2022. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Jack Mann during his first and so far only appearance for Glasgow Warriors against Bath in December 2022. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

JACK MANN has been handed some respite from a frustrating 15 months coping with injury since his impressive Glasgow debut in a shock win for an inexperienced Warriors side away to Bath in December 2022, by signing his first full-time contract with the Scotstoun club.

The back-rower was a stand-out performer in that 19-22 Challenge Cup pool stage victory for Franco Smith‘s side, before sustaining a concussion during the second half which sidelined him for the remainder of last season and the start of this one. Then, before he had a chance to return to competitive action with Warriors, he suffered an ankle fracture during training match against Scotland Under-20s in January, but he is hopeful of being back in action before the end of the season.

Mann, who is a former Scotland Under-20s cap, made his name in senior rugby playing for Edinburgh Accies in the Premiership then Heriot’s in Super Series, which led to an invite to train with Warriors at the start of last season, and that debut six months later. Despite his lack of game time, Smith has identified the 24-year-old as a player with the potential to add value and depth to Warriors’ back-row unit.


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“It feels absolutely amazing – I’m buzzing to have signed for such a great club,” said Mann “I’m really excited for the opportunity and I’m really keen to keep building here at Scotstoun. The support I’ve had from everyone while I’ve been here is fantastic and we’ve got a really good group of boys that are all keen to drive each other forward.

“For the club to put their faith in me like this is massive, and I really want to reciprocate as much as I can. Whether that’s on the pitch or helping those selected be in the best possible position, I want to do everything I can for this club and this team.

Head coach Smith added: “Jack is a player that we believe has a great deal of potential and we’re looking forward to working with him to continue his development.

“He has been unfortunate with his run of injuries, but every time he has worked hard and put 100 percent into his return to play process with our physios and S&C team.

“He is someone that will give everything to help his team-mates and he has all the attributes to help make him a real asset for this club.”


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2 Comments

  1. Good luck Jack, you might be under the radar now but I feel sure you are going to come storming back, and that’s why you’ve been offered a new contract, you’ve obviously impressed those that matter.

    Well done, and wish you an injury free few years ahead 🙂

  2. At last!

    Well done Jack, you know I’ll be routing for you every step of the way.

    Warriors have made a great decision. Only reason I will watch them 😉

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