Firth signs for Glasgow Warriors

Date published: February 3 2016

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Glasgow have signed New Zealand-born prop Jarrod Firth on a two-and-a-half-year deal from Mitre 10 Cup side Counties Manukau, subject to visa.

The 24-year-old tighthead, who arrived in Scotland at the weekend, will be staying at Scotstoun until at least May 2018.

Firth, who made two appearances for the Chiefs in Super Rugby last season, is highly regarded in New Zealand.

He was born in Auckland and has made 25 appearances for Counties Manukau over the last three seasons.

Speaking to glasgowwarriors.org, Firth said: "This is a great opportunity for me and I'm delighted to sign a long-term contract with the Warriors.

"Everyone I spoke to had great things to say about the club and the city, so I jumped at the chance to get over here.

"Glasgow have had a few Kiwis before and they've always done well, so there is no reason why I can't be successful too.

"I played against Grayson (Hart) in my younger days and it's good to see him doing well here.

"It's good to get in and meet everyone and I'm here now and ready to go and hopefully I can earn the chance to pull on the jersey."

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: "We’ve been tracking Jarrod for some time in the ITM Cup (now Mitre 10 Cup) and he's built a very good reputation as a strong scrummager.

"We're looking forward to seeing him involved with us this week.

"Initially he’ll be working with our conditioning staff as we start to get him integrated into the rugby we aspire to play.

"Jarrod has made a big commitment in coming to Scotland and we believe he’ll fit in really well at Scotstoun and add further competition in our front-row."

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