Ross Thompson is going to be world class insists Glasgow Warriors coach

Ross Thompson, the Glasgow Warriors stand-off, has the potential to develop into a world class player according to the club’s new attack coach.

Ross Thompson offers a 'triple threat' according to Glasgow Warriors attack coach Nigel Carolan. Picture: Ross MacDonald/SNS

The 21-year-old made his breakthrough in the second half of last season and won a call-up to the Scotland squad in June.

He was denied a cap when the summer schedule was cancelled but Glasgow attack coach Nigel Carolan believes the fly-half has the variation in his game to develop into a player of real substance.

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Ross Thompson is a young player who is quite impressionable at the moment,” said Carolan who joined the club in the summer from Connacht.

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“His natural instinct is to run the ball but you saw at the back end of last season that he’s got a really good kicking game. And when I spoke to him in the review this week it was about finding the balance because he has a triple threat; he’s got a running game, he’s got a passing game and he’s got a kicking game. It’s about selecting which one to use at the right time.

“Sometimes he’s get a bit flat when he wants to kick and a bit deep when he wants to run but for a young fella who’s got the triple threat he just needs that little bit of balance. When he figures that out - and he’s going to figure it out because he has a feel for it - he’s going to be world class.”

Thompson made his first start for Glasgow in the 1872 Cup win over Edinburgh in January and was named man of the match.

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