Glasgow sign Stormers fly-half

Date published: February 9 2017

Glasgow have announced the signing of promising fly-half Brandon Thomson on a short-term deal from Super Rugby side the Stormers.

He has started training with his new team-mates at Scotstoun, after arriving in Glasgow from Cape Town.

The 21-year-old will be at the club for the next two months, with Finn Russell away with Scotland and Peter Horne currently sidelined with an ankle injury.

Thomson has played six times in Super Rugby for the Stormers and has scored 26 points.

He has also represented South Africa U20s at the World Rugby U20 Championship and has played for Western Province in the Provincial Cup and Currie Cup.

“I was over in Zimbabwe playing a warm-up game for the Stormers when I got the call to say I could fly over here and it all happened pretty quickly,” Thomson told glasgowwarriors.org.

“I came over with the main goal of getting some experience and it’s good to play in a different environment and for a great club.

“I’m structured, physical and I like to run the ball out wide and keep the game loose.

“My father is from Scotland, so it’s nice to be able to come over here to play.”

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: “It’s a bonus for us to be able to bring in someone of Brandon’s quality and potential during a period when we have a number of players away on Test duty.

“He has fitted in really well so far and even training in the snow yesterday didn’t seem to phase him!

“We look forward to seeing how he performs over the next few weeks and we’d like to thank Western Province for their support.”

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