GLASGOW helped ease the pain of their 1872 Cup defeat by re-signing two of their leading Test players.
Scotland internationalists Tommy Seymour and Henry Pyrgos have finalised new deals that will keep them at Scotstoun until May 2017 at the earliest.
The contracts were finalised in the wake of the shock defeat by Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield and will act as a spur in the build up to Friday’s Pro12 home clash with the Scarlets.
USA-born Seymour joined the Warriors in 2011 and has gone on to make 62 appearances, scoring 20 tries. The 26-year-old has 13 caps for Scotland and has scored six tries for his country, including a touchdown in each of the three Autumn Tests against Argentina, New Zealand and Tonga.
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Seymour said: “I’m really enjoying my rugby and I’m very happy to be staying at the Warriors. The four years I’ve been at the club have been hugely enjoyable and we’ve come on really strongly as a team and our identity has grown. My coaches and team-mates have helped me massively in my development as a player and I’m delighted I get to spend another two years continuing that development, playing in front of a crowd that is second to none.”
Pyrgos, who has been at the Warriors since 2010, has made 90 appearances for the club. The 25-year-old scrum-half has 13 caps for his country, with two tries to his name.
Pyrgos said: “It’s been great to see the club grow since I’ve been here and I’m looking forward to playing in front of our passionate supporters for another two years. Captaining the team has been a huge honour and I’m delighted to be staying in Glasgow.
“I believe we’ve got a squad capable of winning trophies. Playing for the Warriors has enabled me to play for my country.”
Coach Gregor Townsend added: “This is another boost as we continue to shape our squad for next season.”
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