Edinburgh’s Grayson Hart to join Glasgow Warriors

Hart pictured with Man of the Match award after Edinburgh's recent Pro 12 win over Ospreys. Picture: SNS
Hart pictured with Man of the Match award after Edinburgh's recent Pro 12 win over Ospreys. Picture: SNS
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SCRUM-HALF Grayson Hart will move from Edinburgh to Glasgow this summer.

The 26-year-old, who has made 24 appearances for Edinburgh since joining in 2013, has signed a two-year deal with the Warriors.

The New Zealand-born scrum-half, who has three Scotland caps, nearly joined Glasgow earlier in his career.

Head coach Gregor Townsend said: “I was really impressed with Grayson when I first saw him when he was with the Waratahs in 2011/12.

“The following year we were in discussions with him about signing with the Warriors but he stayed in Australia, before moving to Edinburgh the following year.

“He’s a scrum-half with a wide range of skills and I believe he will bring something different to our squad next season, competing with Henry (Pyrgos) and the other scrum-halves for the number nine jersey.

“He is in great physical shape, plays rugby with his head up and has a very good passing game. He will be another excellent addition to our group and I believe he will continue to improve within our environment.”

Hart said: “I’ve enjoyed the last couple of years in Edinburgh, but this is a new challenge for me, working with a different group of boys.

“I like the way Glasgow play and I feel their style of rugby will really suit my game.

“This is a great opportunity for me to continue to develop and improve as a rugby player in what looks like a great environment to be a part of.

“I’m excited about moving through to Glasgow in the summer, but at the moment I’m fully focused on trying to help Edinburgh finish in the top six.

“I’ll always be thankful to Edinburgh Rugby for the opportunities I’ve been given to learn and grow as a person and a rugby player. I’ve made some lifelong friends at the club and the supporters have been amazing and welcoming since day one.”


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