Ashe extends Glasgow Warriors stay

Date published: December 21 2016

Glasgow Warriors back-row Adam Ashe has signed a new two-year contract that will keep him at the Scotstoun-based club until at least May 2019. 

The 23-year-old has played 29 times for Glasgow, his last appearance coming against Connacht in the PRO12 play-off last season.

Having come through the age-grades, Ashe has played six times for Scotland covering every position in the back row after making his debut against South Africa in 2014.

Starting his rugby career at Stirling County, Adam is now drafted to BT Premiership side Ayr and made his return from injury last weekend in the defeat to Melrose.

In 2013, he spent six months in New Zealand as part of the Macphail Scholarship benefiting from the programme that has also helped develop the likes of Jonny Gray and Finn Russell.

The announcement follows the signing of professional contracts of fellow back-rowers Matt Smith and Lewis Wynne increasing the club’s strength in depth in that position.

Stuart Hogg, Henry Pyrgos and Greg Peterson have also committed their futures to the club in recent weeks.

Speaking to Glasgow Warriors’ official wbsite about re-signing with the Warriors, Ashe said: “It’s a brilliant feeling to extend my contract and stay on with the club.

“Glasgow Warriors is a fantastic environment and I’m surrounded by great players, great coaches and great fans so it was an easy decision for me to make. As a club it is really taking off, we’ve just had two good wins in Europe and it’s exciting to be a part of something that is moving in the right direction.”

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend added: “Adam has become an important member of our squad, after coming through our academy system.

“He has a really good attitude and has worked hard to come back from his injuries fitter than ever and we’re all excited about seeing him back on the pitch in a Glasgow shirt soon.”

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