Niko Matawalu and Alex Allan to leave Glasgow Warriors

Two more members of the celebrated Glasgow Warriors squad which won the Guinness Pro12 in 2015 are to leave the club.

Niko Matawalu is to leave Glasgow Warriors at the end of the season. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Niko Matawalu and Alex Allan will head for pastures new at the end of the campaign, joining Tommy Seymour and Chris Fusaro who announced their departures earlier this season.

Fijian scrum-half Matawalu first joined in 2012 and is in his second spell with Glasgow where he is a hugely popular figure.

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He was voted the club’s player of the season in 2013 and 2015 and has scored 44 tries – only DTH van der Merwe and Seymour have more.

Niko Matawalu celebrates Glasgow's win over Munster in the 2015 Guinness Pro12 final in Belfast. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

“When I first joined Glasgow Warriors in 2012 the biggest thing that stood out to me was the culture that the players created; I loved how the club had clans, traditions and customs – all like Fiji,” Matawalu, 32, said.

“Glasgow is my second home and I feel an immense sense of pride to have been part of this wonderful club.

“I’m ready to experience something new outside of Glasgow but I will miss and look back fondly on my time working and playing with all of my babies.”

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Alex Allan, who won eight caps for Scotland, is leaving Glasgow Warriors. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Harrogate-born prop Allan joined Glasgow in 2014 and earned eight caps for Scotland.

“I am immensely proud to have represented Glasgow Warriors,” the 29-year-old said.

“There have been some incredible moments over the last seven years both on and off the pitch.”

Glasgow Warriors head coach Danny Wilson added: “Niko and Alex have both been fantastic servants to the club.

“They depart as centurions and should be celebrated for their achievements. Both are good club men and we wish them all the best for the future.”

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