Ali Price signs new two year deal with Glasgow Warriors

One of Scotland's star men from the recent autumn series, scrum-half Ali Price, has committed to Glasgow Warriors by signing a two-year contract extension which will keep him at Scotstoun until 2020.

The 24-year-old has grasped the opportunity of Greig Laidlaw’s injuries and Lions involvement to take his Test caps tally to 11 in a year.

On top of some excellent performances for his club in Europe last season and star showings for Scotland, including a try in Saturday’s 53-24 rout of Australia, the speedy Price’s stock has risen.

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He made his Scotland debut off the bench in the final November Test last year against Georgia at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock.

Ali Price in action for Scotland against Australia. Picture: SNS Group

Price was voted the McCrea Financial Services Player of the Season by the Glasgow supporters for his performances in 2016/17.

He told Warriors TV: “It was an incredibly easy decision for me to make. I’ve been up here for four years now and I’m loving it and the club’s in a really good place.

“Playing at Scotstoun is a feeling I can’t really explain. I love the buzz. Glasgow fans love their team and as a player I love that. I love running out here and they give us the extra motivation we need.

“I’m staying here because I want to win things. I feel like the squad and coaching staff we’ve got here have the ability to do that and it’s really exciting.”

Price scores Scotland's second try against the Wallabies. Picture: SNS Group

Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie, said: “We’re rapt that Ali has signed up. He’s developed into a top class nine and the speed that he brings is a big part of how we’re trying to play the game.

“He’s a good man and he loves the club and it’s great for us to have an international scrum-half committing long-term.”

Ali Price in action for Scotland against Australia. Picture: SNS Group
Price scores Scotland's second try against the Wallabies. Picture: SNS Group