Matt Fagerson signs new deal with Glasgow Warriors

Two-year contract extension for 21-year-old back-row forward

Matt Fagerson
Matt Fagerson is congratulated by brother Zander after scoring against Leinster in the PRO14 final in May. Image: © Craig Watson.

MATT Fagerson has agreed a two-year contract extension with Glasgow Warriors, meaning he is now tied to the club until the summer of 2022. “I’m over the moon to be staying at the club,” said the 21-year-old forward, who made his 50th appearance for the team against Scarlets last week.

“It’s been an amazing last few years for me, and the culture here is amazing. I’m excited to be staying on. We’ve got so much talent in this group that we’re aiming for silverware – we were pretty close last year and we want to go one better this year.”

The No 8, whose brother Zander preceded him to Scotstoun, made his Warriors debut in a pre-season friendly against Canada A in August 2016. His first PRO14 appearance followed a month later. He made his Scotland debut in the 2018 summer tour match against the USA and now has five caps, but missed out narrowly on selection for the World Cup squad.

Despite that setback, Fagerson looks set to become an increasingly influential player for both club and country over the next couple of years. “The great thing for us is that, at just 21, he’s only going to get better in the next few years and I’m excited to see what he’s going to do in a Glasgow shirt,” Warriors assistant coach John Dalziel said.

“Matt was superb for us in the closing stages of last season. His dynamism with ball in hand and his work ethic around the pitch give us an added dimension to our attack, and his physicality is a real asset to our defence.”

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