RaboDirect Pro12: Glasgow confirms new deals for Brown and Bryce
RaboDirect Pro12: Glasgow Warriors confirm hookers Fraser Brown and Kevin Bryce have signed new deals
Glasgow Warriors have confirmed that hookers Fraser Brown and Kevin Bryce have signed new deals with the Scottish Pro12 club.
The Scottish duo have both agreed two-year deals to keep them at Scotstoun Stadium until at least May 2016.
I was proud to make my Scotland debut last summer and staying at Glasgow means I can continue to play at the highest level
Both players have impressed since arriving at the Glasgow club on permanent deals last summer, with Brown making his senior Scotland debut in last summer’s quadrangular tournament in South Africa.
Both players featured in Scotland A’s 16-16 draw against England Saxons at Scotstoun in January.
“I’ve really enjoyed my first full season with the Warriors and I’m looking forward to the next two years in Glasgow,” said 24-year-old Brown.
“I was proud to make my Scotland debut last summer and staying at Glasgow means I can continue to play at the highest level and gives me the best opportunity to play for my country again.”
Bryce, a former John Macphail Scholarship recipient, has played regularly in the RBS Premiership for Heriot’s and the 25-year-old made his Warriors debut in their 24-23 defeat at Newport Gwent Dragons last month.
“It was a fantastic experience playing for Scotland A earlier this year and it was good to make my Warriors debut last month,” Bryce added.
“This is the best place for me and I’m really happy to be staying at the club to continue my development.”
The new deals mean the Warriors will be spoilt for choice at hooker with Scotland internationals Dougie Hall and Pat MacArthur also on the books and Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend is pleased to have competition for places.
“It’s great news that Fraser and Kevin are staying at the club,” Townsend added.
“Both players are eager to learn and they’ve really developed since joining the club last summer.
“Fraser got an early opportunity to play for Scotland and he clearly benefited from that experience. He has featured for us on a number of occasions this season.
“Kevin has been playing regularly in the Premiership this season and has shown a fantastic attitude and work ethic at training. He seized his opportunity last month at the Dragons and impressed on his debut.”