FORMER Scotland Under-20 international Nathan McBeth has joined Glasgow from South Africa’s Lions, saying the move to the Warriors is a dream come true.
Now 23, the loosehead prop played for both Scotland and South Africa at under-20 level in 2018. It remains to be seen if his move north will bring full honours with Gregor Townsend‘s team.
“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to join the Warriors,” McBeth said in a Warriors press release. “It will be an honour to represent them for the next few years. I can’t wait to meet the team and start to train with them.
“It’s a dream come true for me. Glasgow has always stood out for me because of the exciting brand of rugby that they play and I’m very excited to become a part of that.”
Glasgow have been short of looseheads recently and had to recruit Brad Thyer from Cardiff Blues on a short-term loan. Jamie Bhatti started in the position in Friday night’s match aganst Leinster, while Oli Kebble – who is seen by Townsend as capable of playing at tight-head too – was on the bench.
Australian-born/raised former Scotland Under-20s loose-head Tom Lambert graduated from the academy to a senior contract ahead of this season, but the 20-year-old is currently out of action with a short-term injury.
“Nathan is a player we’ve had our eye on for some time,” Warriors coach Danny Wilson said. “He’s a physical ball-carrier and a young man who is willing to learn and improve his own game. To be able to add a young, Scottish-qualified prop of his calibre is a real boost and we’re looking forward to seeing what he can do.”
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