KYLE Steyn has agreed a new “multi-year contract extension” with Glasgow that will keep him at Scotstoun for the foreseeable future (understood to be three seasons). The versatile 27-year-old back has been a member of the Warriors squad since signing in early 2019, and made his Scotland debut a year later in a home win against France.
A long-term injury and the pandemic forced Steyn out of action for more than a year from early 2020, but since returning to action in last year’s Rainbow Cup he has confirmed his status as a key part of the Glasgow back line. Equally at home on the wing or at outside centre, he has now made more than 40 appearances for Danny Wilson‘s side. He won his second and third national caps in the 2021 autumn internationals against Tonga (when he scored four tries) and Australia.
“I’ve loved my time in Glasgow so far,” said Steyn. “I’m loving my rugby right now, and I love the community feel to both this club and to Glasgow as a city. My fiancée and I are both really settled here and it was a pretty easy decision to stay.
“I still feel like there’s a lot more to come from me, especially in attack,” he added. “It’s been great to get back to a steady run of games and being involved with the boys, and to play in some pretty big games as well. I’m certainly not taking any of it for granted, though, and I always feel privileged to be selected for this club.
“We’ve got a big opportunity to develop as a group of players – this is a really talented group who I think can do some great things, and that all starts with a massive game against La Rochelle this weekend.”
Warriors head coach Danny Wilson added: “It’s great news that Kyle has decided to commit his future to the club. He’s has been an outstanding performer for the last three years, including with Scotland.
“Kyle has genuine flexibility to play wing and centre, and has been an integral part of our leadership group. We’re all looking forward to continuing to work with him over these next few years.”
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