NICK GRIGG will leave Glasgow Warriors at the end of this calendar year, after agreeing an early release from his contract to take up an offer from Japanese side NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes.
The 29-year-old, who is originally from New Zealand, arrived in Glasgow in 2015 and has made 95 appearances for the club to date. He qualified to play for Scotland through a grandfather from Ayrshire and has been capped nine times.
Grigg will link up with his new side in the New Year as they prepare for the inaugural Japan Rugby League One season, with the Osaka-based franchise having also added South Africa fly-half Elton Jantjies to their squad ahead of the new campaign.
“I’ll be closer to home and my family, and I get to experience a new culture,” said Grigg. “It’s quite scary but when I made that move here it completely changed my life. I’m going to miss Glasgow, the fans and the boys but it’s going to be another amazing experience to move over to Japan and play rugby.”
Warriors head coach Danny Wilson added: “Nick is a well-liked character within our squad who has had some really good performances in a Glasgow Warriors shirt over the past six seasons.
“He’s someone who always gave his all for the club, and who was never afraid to front up to the challenge in front of him.
“He’ll be missed in our environment and we wish him all the best for the future as he starts the next chapter of his career in Japan.”