Glasgow and Favaro to part ways

Date published: February 8 2017

Glasgow flanker Simone Favaro is set to leave the PRO12 club at the end of the season after they decided not to offer him a new contract.

The Italy international will join head coach Gregor Townsend in leaving the Scotstoun-based outfit.

“It was an imposed decision, and I really thank you (Glasgow) for everything,” Favaro said on Twitter.

“We loved each other and I’ll always respect all of you.”

Hurricanes flanker Callum Gibbins is understood to be on Glasgow’s radar as a replacement for Favaro who has represented his country in 33 Tests.