Bryce swaps Glasgow for Edinburgh

Date published: March 22 2016

Edinburgh have confirmed full-back Glenn Bryce will join the capital club at the start of the 2016/17 season on a two-year deal. 

Following spells at English Championship sides Jersey and Doncaster Knights, the 24-year-old joined Glasgow Warriors as an Academy player at the start of the 2014/15 season.

A product of the Alloa, Stirling County and Heriot’s clubs Bryce, who is also comfortable at centre and wing, joined the professional ranks with Glasgow at the start of this season, and has scored four tries in 13 appearances.

On signing with the capital club Alloa-born Bryce said: “I feel like the move to Edinburgh presents a real opportunity for me as a player. They’re a club going in the right direction and are building and progressing each year.

“I’ve got some good mates at the club already, and they’re always telling me how tight the Edinburgh group is, and that everyone works hard for each other. I’m looking forward to getting involved with the team and getting started.”

The former Scotland U20 international joins a burgeoning wealth of young Scottish talent in an Edinburgh backline which already includes 19-year-old full back Blair Kinghorn and recently re-signed wingers Damien Hoyland (22) and Tom Brown (25). Joining the capital backs will be Bryce’s team-mate, stand-off Duncan Weir, who is also set to make the move from west to east for next season.

Bryce said: “I’m ambitious and I want to be playing as much as I can, and I’m looking forward to a new challenge and pushing myself as an individual.

“I know Hodgey [Duncan Hodge] well through working with him at the Academy and the age-grade programme. He’s a good coach and he’s got an attacking mindset, which suits the type of game I like to play.”

Head Coach Alan Solomons said: "We are delighted to welcome Glenn to the club. He is a talented young Scottish player, who, I have no doubt, will make his mark at Edinburgh."