Warriors retain USA tall timber

Date published: December 20 2016

USA international Greg Peterson has signed a new two-year contract with Glasgow Warriors.

It means the 6’8″ second-row will be staying in Glasgow until at least May 2019.

Australia-born Peterson arrived from English Premiership side Leicester Tigers in the summer of 2015 and has also had a spell in Australia at Super Rugby side Waratahs.

He has played 13 times for the USA since making his debut for his country in 2014.

The 25-year-old, who has made 18 appearances for the Warriors, is currently going through rehab following shoulder surgery and is expected to return to action early in the New Year.

Speaking to glasgowwarriors.org, Greg Peterson said: “I’ve enjoyed my 18 months in Glasgow. The club, the supporters and the community have been great to me and I’m really happy to be staying.

“The culture and style of play here in Glasgow brings out the best in players and attracts the best players and coaches from around the world to the club.

“I remember watching the team win the PRO12 and getting excited by that and success is something I want to be a part of here.”

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend added: “Greg has worked really hard over the last 18 months since joining us and has fitted in well in our environment.

“It’s great news that he’s staying for another couple of years to compete with the other second-rows at the club.”