Glasgow pair sign contract extensions

Date published: December 4 2014

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Josh Strauss and Leone Nakarawa have extended their stays at Glasgow after signing contract extensions with the Warriors.

The two forwards have signed two-year contracts, keeping them at Scotstoun until at least May 2017 and have committed their futures to the club just a week after Stuart Hogg and Lee Jones penned deals for the same length of time.

The news is a boost for Gregor Townsend’s side as they prepare for crucial back-to-back European fixtures against Toulouse over the next fortnight.

Strauss arrived from South Africa in 2012 and has made a big impact at number eight, captaining the side. He will become eligible to play for Scotland in September 2015.

“I’ve learnt a lot working with the players and coaches at Scotstoun and it was a good decision to move to Glasgow from South Africa,” he told glasgowwarriors.org.

“I’ve enjoyed the last three years at the club and I really like the group of players that are here. I’ve developed playing in the Guinness Pro12 and European Rugby Champions Cup and I’m happy to be staying.

“I’m ambitious and I want to win trophies and I believe I have the best chance of doing that at the Warriors.”

Fijian lock Nakarawa arrived in Glasgow in the summer of 2013 and he has stood out with his offloading game.

“Signing my first professional contract with Glasgow was a big move for me and I’m really enjoying playing for the club and I’m very happy living in the city,” he told glasgowwarriors.org.

“We have excellent players and coaches at Scotstoun and I believe I can continue to improve working with them.

“The supporters have been great with me since I joined and I’m delighted to be staying.”

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