ZANDER FAGERSON has put pen to paper on a ‘long-term’ contract extension, which could be for one year because that’s quite ‘long-term’ when compared to a month, for example, but is probably for about three years.
The 25-year-old tight-head prop, who is currently on tour with the British & Irish Lions in South Africa has spent his entire professional career with the Scotstoun outfit, having made his debut for the club as an 18-year-old back in October 2014. He has emerged as one of the leading front-row players in the northern hemisphere during the last 18 months.
“I’m very happy to be continuing at Glasgow for the foreseeable future,” he said. “Glasgow is an incredibly special place for my family and I and it’s become our home.
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“I’m excited to keep developing as a player over the next couple of seasons and to help this team to achieve our potential, both individually and collectively. The signings Glasgow has made, both with coaches and players mean we have a very exciting future ahead of us both on and off the field.
“The culture and environment at Scotstoun is unlike anywhere else, it’s a truly special club. I’d also like to thank Scottish Rugby for giving me the opportunity to continue to advance my career from within Scotland, and I’m going to continue to give my all for both club and country every time I’m selected.”
“I can’t wait to get back out and playing in front of our fans, who create an atmosphere that’s right up there with the best in Europe. Hopefully it’s not too long before we can get the Warrior Nation back where they belong – in the stands in a sold-out Scotstoun.”
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Head Coach Danny Wilson was delighted to secure the services of the British and Irish Lion beyond the expiration of his current contract.
“It’s great to be able to retain someone of Zander’s calibre who has already gained international and British and Irish Lions honours, as well as becoming a club centurion all by the age of 25,” he said.
“He is a world-class tighthead prop who has really kicked on these last few years. He’s an extremely effective scrummager who offers a huge amount in the loose as both an attacker and a defender.
“We’re excited about the direction in which this team is heading and Zander will play a big part in the club’s future.
“We look forward to continuing to work with him.”
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I still think he looks like Tyrone form Coronation Street. I know, it’s a terrible admission – but Corrie is the opium of the missus and you have no choice in our household when the weather’s bad and a long walk is out of the question.