Murchie re-signs with Glasgow

Date published: March 22 2016

Glasgow Warriors centurion Peter Murchie has signed a new one-year contract with the PRO12 club, which will see him stay at Scotstoun until at least May 2017.

The Scotland international full-back joined the Warriors in 2009 from London Welsh and he has gone on to play 102 games for the Scotstoun-based side.

The 30-year-old has scored 60 points and has captained the team on a number of occasions, most recently in the 12-6 win over Leinster on Friday night.

He made his Scotland debut in the 2013 quadrangular tournament in South Africa against the Springboks. Since then he has claimed two more caps for Scotland.

Murchie is the latest player to commit his future to the club this season, following new deals for Jonny Gray, Finn Russell, Pat MacArthur, Fraser Brown, Alex Allan, Sila Puafisi, Ali Price, Ryan Wilson, Rob Harley and Chris Fusaro.

Murchie said: “I am very happy to be staying at the Warriors. Glasgow has been my home for the past seven years and I love being here. 

"After becoming a centurion this season, I'm looking forward to continuing to represent the club next season.

“I've witnessed huge growth at the club and we're now selling out Scotstoun for the majority of our home games and it's a great place to play rugby."

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend added: “Peter has made a huge contribution to the club over the last seven years, so it's great news that he's staying with us.

“He sets the standard for the squad in how to conduct yourself as a professional and works very hard to improve as a rugby player.

"We expect him to continue to play a big role at the club next season."