Moray Low set to swap Glasgow Warriors for Exeter Chiefs in summer

Scotland tight-head prop Moray Low will join Exeter Chiefs from Glasgow Warriors in the summer

By Gareth Llewellyn

Moray Low will join Aviva Premiership side Exeter Chiefs in the summer after eight seasons with the Glasgow Warriors.

The 29-year-old tighthead, who came off the bench in the first of the Warriors’ two Heineken Cup wins over the Chiefs in the autumn, has agreed a two-year deal with the Sandy Park club and is excited for a new challenge.

I’m excited about this new challenge

Moray Low

“I’ve really enjoyed my time at the Warriors and I’d like to thank everyone at the club for helping me develop as a player,” said Low.

“I’m excited about this new challenge, but we still have some very important games, as we look to try and reach the play-offs once again.”

Currently on international duty, Low’s arrival in Devon will help fill the gap created by the summer departures of Hoani Tui to and Craig Mitchell to Cardiff Blues as the Chiefs continue to grow into one of the most exciting clubs in the English game.

Chiefs coach Rob Baxter believes the competitiveness of the Premiership will improve Low as a player and is happy to sign a player with considerable domestic and European experience.

“We are really pleased to have signed Moray. Everyone is aware we have lost a couple of good tightheads so replacing them is important,” Baxter said.

“Moray is one of those guys who has not played masses and masses of rugby, but he has already got some very good experience at Heineken Cup and international level.

“Scrums are a massively important thing, and Moray is one of those guys who will really develop within the Premiership.

“The Premiership is almost the best place in the world to develop as a prop because there is tough competition every week. You get to play against real quality players week in and week out, and normally as a tighthead, you don’t just get to play against one in a game – you probably come up against two.

“It will be great for him, I think he will fit in really well, he is more than just a set-piece player, he likes to defend aggressively and get the ball in his hands and make decisions, and everything we have done analysing him and meeting with him, has proved he could be a very good asset for us.”

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend added: “We’d like to thank Moray for everything he’s done for the club over the past eight seasons and we wish him well for his next challenge at Exeter.

“He has always been committed to helping the team and is a popular figure within the squad.

“I know he will be determined to end the season and his time at the club on a high and we look forward to seeing him back in a Warriors jersey when he returns from international duty.”

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