NATHAN MCBETH has signed a four-year contract extension which will keep him at Glasgow Warriors until the summer of 2027, subject to visa. The 25-year-old loose-head prop, who was born and raised in South Africa but qualified to play for Scotland at Under-20s level through his maternal grandfather from Edinburgh, has made 26 appearances with four starts since initially joining the club from the Emirates Lions in October 2021.
He received the Mackenzie Construction Most Improved Player of the Season award from the club at the end of the 2022-23 campaign, and has come off the bench in both of the team’s URC matches so far this season.
“It was a really easy decision for my family and I, to be honest,” said McBeth “To stay here in Glasgow around friends made it even easier, and to be able to play under Franco Smith and the coaches for the next few years is a fantastic opportunity for me. Franco definitely helped me find confidence in myself and my ability last season, and everything just clicked into place.
“Running out at Scotstoun for Family Day against Leinster was such a massive honour. To run out with Noah [McBeth’s new son] for his first time at the game, and winning as well – that’s a day that will live with me forever.
“Glasgow has become our home and I’m proud of that. It’s a proud city and a proud community. I want to give back to this club and this city as much as I can.”
Smith added: “Nathan is a young player who we believe has a great deal of potential. He has a bright future ahead of him. He comes to Scotstoun every day ready to work and keen to learn from those around him. We’ve been highly impressed with his development over the last couple of seasons.
“He has fully bought into everything that we are trying to build at this club and we’re excited to continue to see him develop not only as a player, but as a person.”