GLASGOW Warriors have agreed a new contract with international centre Nick Grigg. The deal ties the 27-year-old to Scotstoun until 2022, and puts paid to speculation that the player was about to become the next high-profile name to leave the team.
Now with nine Scotland caps to his credit, Grigg moved here from his native New Zealand and impressed in club rugby before joining the Warriors in 2015. He made his first Test appearance in 2017 against Fji, and has also represented Scotland Sevens.
Wasps and La Rochelle were among the other clubs said to have expressed an interest in the outside centre, but he will now be part of the Glasgow squad that Danny Wilson takes over from Dave Rennie this summer. He is also expected to be in the Warriors squad for Friday night’s PRO14 game at home to Zebre, having regained fitness after being concussed in the team’s only previous league outing of the season, the victory at Benetton on 4 January.
“It was an easy enough decision to stay,” Grigg told glasgowwarriors.org. “I spoke to Danny a wee while ago and he said he was keen for me to stay, which is exactly what you want to hear from your incoming head coach. I told him I was keen to stay as well, and that was that.
“Glasgow’s like a second home to me now. The boys are really good to me and it’s a special environment around the club on a day-to-day basis.
“Four years ago I was playing for Stirling County, and now to have over 60 caps for the Warriors has been an amazing journey so far. I just want to play as well as I can for this club, starting with Friday night if I’m selected.”
Wilson added: “Nick is a powerful ball carrier and an aggressive defender. He has contributed a lot to the club over the last four years and we’re delighted he’s going to continue his career in Glasgow.”