Low going to Glasgow

Date published: March 23 2015

London Irish have confirmed that lock or back-row forward Kieran Low will join PRO12 side Glasgow Warriors at the end of the current season.

Low, who has amassed a total of 73 appearances for the Exiles scoring four tries, will join the Warriors who are currently top of the PRO12 standings.

"Kieran's been an excellent player for London Irish over a long period of time and he's proven himself at Premiership level and has pushed his way into contention for Scotland. We are grateful for his service to the Club and wish him well in the next chapter of his rugby career," said Irish coach Glenn Delaney.

Low represented England at U18 and U20 level but chose to play for Scotland, for whom he qualifies through his Dingwall-born grandfather.

He was called up to the Scotland squad in 2013, before going on to make his debut against Australia at Murrayfield and now has six caps for his country.

Low becomes the third new addition for the 2015/16 campaign, after Italy flanker Simone Favaro was signed last month and scrum-half Grayson Hart put pen-to-paper last week.

"This is a fantastic move for me and I'm really looking forward to going up to Glasgow at the end of the season and working with the coaches at Scotstoun," said Low.

"I've spent my whole career at London Irish and I'll be sad to leave, but this is an exciting opportunity.

"I've played in the Aviva Premiership my whole career, so it'll be good to play in the PRO12 with a very competitive team.

"I'd also love to play for Scotland again and playing with the Warriors will hopefully help me achieve that goal."

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend added: "Kieran (Low) is another exciting addition to our squad for next season.

"He has come through the academy system at London Irish and has worked hard to play at the highest level of the game.

"He is a physical, athletic second-row who can also play in the back-row, so he'll provide more competition and give us more options in the back five for next season."