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Glasgow Warriors are one of the two professional rugby union sides from Scotland. The team plays in the Pro14 league and in the European Professional Club Rugby tournaments. In the 2014-15 season they won the Pro12 title and became the first Scottish team to win a major trophy in rugby union's professional era.[3]

Glasgow Warriors
Glasgow Warriors logo.svg
Full nameGlasgow Warriors
Foundedamateur 1872; 147 years ago (1872)
professional 1996; 23 years ago (1996)[1]
LocationGlasgow, Scotland
Ground(s)Scotstoun Stadium (Capacity: 7,351[2] using additional temporary seating)
ChairmanCharles Shaw
Coach(es)Dave Rennie
Captain(s)Ryan Wilson, Callum Gibbins
Most capsRob Harley (200)
Top scorerTommy Hayes (1165)
Most triesD.T.H. van der Merwe (43)
League(s)Pro14
2017–181st in Conference A (Semi-finalist)
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.glasgowwarriors.org
Rugby football current event.svg Current season

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HistoryEdit

Glasgow Warriors are a continuation of the amateur Glasgow District side founded in 1872.

For the history of Glasgow as an amateur district side see:

Reshaped as a professional club in 1996, Glasgow Warriors were originally known as Glasgow Rugby before rebranding as Glasgow Caledonians in 1998 by a merger with the Caledonian Reds. They dropped the Caledonians to become Glasgow Rugby in 2001 again and finally rebranded as the Glasgow Warriors in 2005.

Origins: District SidesEdit

Scotland had four District Sides:- North and Midlands; South; Glasgow District and Edinburgh District. Glasgow and Edinburgh were formed in 1872 and played the world's first ever inter-district match on 23 November of that year. This was known as the 'Inter-City' derby; originally a twice a season event until 1876, then became annual thereafter.[4]

The district sides capped the best amateur players from their area's club sides to play inter-district matches and matches against touring sides. The Scottish Inter-District Championship began in 1953-54 (and so encompassed the traditional Inter-City derby). Unlike the Scottish clubs (and Ireland's provincial sides), the Scottish district sides had no settled home and were not members of their Rugby Union. This meant when Scottish rugby embraced professionalism it was not clear if a model based on districts or clubs would be used.[4]

Professional model: Club or District debateEdit

It was not clear which route professionalism would go in Scotland. This created a turbulent start for professionalism in Scotland and left Scotland far behind fast-embracing Ireland in the set up of its professional structure. The first season of the Heineken Cup in 1995–96 was run without any Scottish teams in European competition.

An EGM was held by the SRU for its member clubs to debate the matter and try and settle the issue on 8 February 1996. The SRU management was in favour of districts and its Vice-President Fred McLeod and Jim Telfer argued for the proposal. In favour of the clubs to be represented in Europe were former Scotland internationalists Gavin Hastings and Keith Robertson. Critically a speech from the floor from Brian Simmers of Glasgow Academicals – arguing that Hastings and Robertson didn't have the best interests of Scottish rugby at heart and they were arguing only for their own clubs – swung the debate and the District model won by 178 to 24.[4]

The four amateur district teams Glasgow, Edinburgh, South of Scotland and North and Midlands were to become the professional sides Glasgow Warriors, Edinburgh Rugby, Border Reivers and the Caledonia Reds.

Professionalisation: Glasgow WarriorsEdit

Glasgow Rugby was created in 1996 to compete in the Heineken Cup, because the Scottish Rugby Union did not think that Scottish club sides would be able to compete against the best teams from France and England.[5]

For a detailed season by season guide of Glasgow Warriors history see:

Scottish Inter-District Championship eraEdit

Glasgow and the other three Scottish districts competed in the Scottish Inter-District Championship to determine their European Qualifying; the leagues positions determining whether they entered the Heineken Cup or the Challenge Cup for the following season.

Due to Glasgow District's bottom placing in the 1995–96 Scottish Inter-District Championship, Glasgow was entered into the 1996–97 European Challenge Cup where they finished second bottom of their group.

Results improved somewhat domestically in 1996-97 with Glasgow securing second place in that season's Inter-District Championship behind Caledonia Reds.

That meant that Glasgow qualified for the Heineken Cup for the first time, in the 1997–98 season. In their group stage that season finishing second, they qualified out of the group only to be well beaten in the Quarter Final play-off by Leicester Tigers.[6]

Merger with Caledonia RedsEdit

Because of the SRU's high debt, partly as a result of the redevelopment of Murrayfield Stadium, there was a recognised need for further reorganisation. After two seasons, Glasgow merged with the Caledonia Reds to form a team that would be known as Glasgow Caledonians.[7]

Edinburgh Rugby similarly merged with the Border Reivers. In effect, both the Glasgow and Edinburgh clubs took over the other districts. Glasgow's new 'Caledonian' label was later quietly dropped at the start of the 2001–02 season, with the team name becoming once again Glasgow Rugby.[8]

Only two professional sides remaining meant that the 1998–99 Scottish Inter-District Championship was fought out in a three match 'Tri-Series' battle between Glasgow and Edinburgh.[9]

The combined sides did not fare better in Europe. Glasgow finished bottom of their group in the 1998–99 Heineken Cup. The SRU realised that Glasgow and Edinburgh needed more competition domestically than each other and so began a successful dialogue with the Welsh Rugby Union that resulted in both Scottish sides being entered in the WRU Challenge Cup in early 1999.[10]

Welsh-Scottish League eraEdit

The WRU Challenge Cup was deemed a success and the SRU and WRU announced a new league system for the 1999-2000 season. The Welsh-Scottish League was essentially the Welsh Premier Division augmented by the Glasgow and Edinburgh sides.[11]

This meant the end of the Scottish Inter-District Championship although it did continue as before with the amateur district sides. The 1999-2000 season's Tri-Series was ran without a sponsor. Glasgow won the title, but at a cost; they had beaten Edinburgh 4 times that season (including twice in the Tri-Series) and Edinburgh's only win was the 5th match, a dead rubber at the end of the Tri-Series. The fans didn't like the format and it was scrapped.[12]

The Welsh-Scottish League lasted three seasons. Although both Glasgow and Edinburgh finished no higher than mid-table for those three seasons, it did provide the Scottish sides with much needed competition. It was looked on as a successful model of co-operation between two rugby unions. The Irish Rugby Football Union began talks with the SRU and WRU about further extending the co-operation in a new Celtic League.

Celtic League eraEdit

The Celtic League began in truncated fashion in the autumn of 2001 with the addition of the four Irish provincial teams in two pools; Glasgow reached the semi-finals of the inaugural competition, but struggled thereafter.

In its first year the Celtic League ran concurrently with the 2001–02 Welsh-Scottish League but fixture congestion meant that the Welsh-Scottish tournament was scrapped in favour of the new league. The new Celtic League was an instant success and the SRU took the opportunity to resurrect one of its disbanded districts in 2002. The Border Reivers were thus reborn for 2002-03 season.

The Celtic League remained in its truncated 'pools' form for 2002-03 season before its expansion to a full league set-up the following season. This gave the SRU a one-off chance to revive the 2002–03 Scottish Inter-District Championship as a professional tournament. Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Borders fought in out in what was the final professional Inter-District championship; the Bank of Scotland Pro Cup. Glasgow finished bottom of the table.

In 2004–05 Glasgow had been fifth in the Celtic League, the best placing of the three Scottish teams that existed at that time.[13]

Starting with the 2005–06 season, the team was again rebranded, this time as the Glasgow Warriors.[5]

1872 CupEdit

Disappointing results for the Border Reivers saw them disband again in 2007. With only two professional sides once again, the SRU took the opportunity to dust down and rename the 1995 Scottish Inter-District Championship trophy and use the two Celtic League fixtures between Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby as a mini-cup tournament. The Glasgow-Edinburgh 'inter-city' derby dates back to 1872 and is the oldest provincial match in the world. To mark this, the 1872 Cup thus began in 2007-08.

Pro12 eraEdit

The Celtic League was rebranded as the Pro12 league in season 2011–12. This was to better reflect the entry of the Italian sides into the Celtic League.

The Pro12 league format had a top four play-off system to decide the champions.

Since the Pro12 started in season 2011–12, Glasgow Warriors were the only team that have made the play-offs in every year, but this record was finally broken at the end of the 2016–17 season on 28 April 2017 when the Warriors lost to Leinster in Dublin ensuring that a top 4 finish for the Glasgow side was unattainable.[14]

Glasgow Warriors hold the Pro12 record of the highest number of consecutive seasons that a team has made the play-offs - with 5 seasons between 2011–12 and 2015-16. Going further back and taking the Celtic League into account, this record is also shared with Leinster who made the play-offs in the last 2 years of the Celtic League and first 3 years of the Pro12.

Pro14 eraEdit

With the addition of two South African sides, the Pro12 expanded to become the Pro14 for season 2017-18.[15]

The format of the league changed to accommodate the extra teams. It was split into two conferences and matches played in a conference system with the addition of 2 derby fixtures. The play-off system also changed with the winners of the conferences hosting a Semi-Final and each conference runners up and 3rd place teams playing off in Quarter-Final fixtures.[15]

For the Pro14's inaugural season, Glasgow Warriors were placed in a conference with the Ospreys, Blues, Munster, Connacht, Zebre and Cheetahs.[15] After a blistering start with 10 straight wins, the Warriors were the first team to secure a play-off place. The Warriors won top place in Conference A and secured a home semi-final. Inconsistent form in the latter half of the season then cost the Warriors; losing in the semi-final to Scarlets.[16]

StadiumEdit

For the most part, Glasgow Warriors through the years have played their matches in Glasgow either at Hughenden Stadium, Firhill Stadium - or Scotstoun Stadium; their current base.

A closer look at the club's history reveals a more nomadic nature. Some of this was planned as the club took over the Caledonia Reds district; or a liberal spreading of the Warriors brand to various grounds for friendlies and smaller ties; and some of this was caused by inclement weather. The laying of a synthetic pitch at Scotstoun Stadium for the 2016-17 season it is hoped should forestall those weather-related issues.[17]

Stadia movesEdit

Originally based at Hughenden Stadium in 1996-97, Glasgow moved to Scotstoun Stadium for the 1997-98 season. Rugby at Scotstoun, however, goes back even further, right to the beginning of the 1900s when the likes of Glasgow HSFP and Kelvinside Accies along with others played there on their journeys to Old Anniesland and Balgray respectively.[18]

The merger with the Caledonia Reds for the season caused the Warriors to play their matches not only at Hughenden and Firhill Stadium in Glasgow, but also at Perth's McDiarmid Park and Aberdeen's Rubislaw Playing Fields as it consolidated the traditional North and Midlands district.

The following year saw the Warriors additionally play at Bridgehaugh Park in Stirling.[19] the Caledonian Stadium in Inverness[12] and Millbrae in Ayr.[20]

From the 2000-01 season Glasgow settled in Hughenden through to the middle of 2005-06 season, after which Firhill was used briefly. However the following year Hughenden was used again.

The Warriors moved to Firhill Stadium in 2007–08 season and that was the club's base until the summer of 2012.

In 2012, Glasgow Warriors moved from Firhill back to Scotstoun Stadium, which had previously been the club's training base.[21]

In addition to those grounds above:- Rugby Park in Kilmarnock;[22] Old Anniesland in Glasgow;[23] Braidholm in Giffnock;[24] Whitecraigs in Newton Mearns;[25] London Road in Stranraer;[26] Burnbrae in Milngavie,[27] North Inch in Perth[28] and Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh[29] have all hosted home matches for the Glasgow side.

FansEdit

Appropriately for a side that has played its home games from Stanraer to Inverness and Aberdeen to Edinburgh, as well as Glasgow; the fans for the provincial Glasgow side are collectively known as the Warrior Nation.[30] The official supporters club is The XVIth Warrior, founded in 2012.

HomeEdit

Although the current Scotstoun Stadium capacity has been occasionally been increased to 10,000 for selected matches,[31] from the 2016-17 season the standard capacity at home is now 7351,[32] which regularly sells out.[33][34][35][36] There is now a record number of season ticket holders at the club.[37]

Such is the demand for tickets at Glasgow, it has been reported that Mark Dodson, chief executive of the Scottish Rugby Union, is in talks with Glasgow City Council about building a bigger stand on the railway side of Scotstoun Stadium.[38]

A quirk of such high demand is seen when you compare the 2015-16 standard capacity at Scotstoun (6800)[39] with Glasgow's seasonal average attendance (6950)[40] The seasonal higher than capacity average was made possible when Scotstoun Stadium became unplayable that winter and home games were switched to the higher capacity grounds of Rugby Park[41] and Murrayfield Stadium.[42]

AwayEdit

The away support of the Glasgow Warriors ranges from about 300 fans for a Pro12 match in Italy[43] to around several thousand fans for the 1872 Cup away match against Edinburgh Rugby at Murrayfield Stadium.[44][45]

The Pro12 Grand Finals of 2013-14 season and 2014-15 season, in Dublin and Belfast respectively, saw around 4 to 5 thousand of the Warrior Nation follow their team to Ireland each time.[46][47]

The 2016-17 European Champions Cup Quarter Final away to Saracens saw 6000 of the Warrior Nation make their way to Allianz Park and provided the London side with their highest ever home attendance.[48][49]

FanzonesEdit

Various public houses[50][51] around Glasgow operate as Fanzones for the club. The official Fanzone for the 2016-17 season is The Crafty Pig.[52] For 2018/19 The Old Scoolhouse is the XVIth Warriors fanzone.

Records and AchievementsEdit

For Amateur era see:

HonoursEdit

Season standingsEdit

Competing as Glasgow Warriors unless stated.
Competing as ᵜ Glasgow Rugby.
Competing as ᵝ Glasgow Caledonian Reds.

League competitionsEdit

Scottish Inter-District Championship Welsh-Scottish League Celtic League Pro12 Pro14
Season Pos Pld W D L F A +/- BP Pts Notes
1996–97 2nd 3 2 0 1 63 51 +12 - 4
1997–98 2nd 3 2 0 1 66 29 +37 - 4 (second on tries scored)
1998–99 2nd 3 1 0 2 32 97 −65 - 2 (Edinburgh won Tri-series 2-1)
1999–2000 1st 3 2 0 1 104 56 +48 - 4 (Glasgow won Tri-series 2-1)
1999–2000 10th 22 8 1 13 488 621 −133 - 25
2000–01 7th 22 12 0 10 645 608 +37 - 36
2001–02 8th 20 8 1 11 475 527 −52 - 25
2001–02 3rd in Pool A 7 4 1 2 204 172 +32 - 13 (lost semi-final to Leinster)
2002–03 3rd 8 2 1 5 144 210 −66 1 11 Bank of Scotland Pro Cup
2002–03 2nd in Pool B 7 5 0 2 216 166 +50 3 23 (lost quarter-final to Ulster)
2003–04 11th 22 6 1 15 442 614 −172 6 32
2004–05 6th 20 8 1 11 465 466 −1 11 45
2005–06 11th 22 5 0 15 371 439 −68 9 37 (All deemed + 2 games: 8 pts)
2006–07 7th 20 11 0 9 434 419 +15 5 49
2007–08 5th 18 10 1 7 340 349 −9 4 46
2008–09 7th 18 7 0 11 349 375 −26 9 37
2009–10 3rd 18 11 2 5 390 321 +69 3 51 (lost semi-final to Ospreys)
2010–11 11th 22 6 1 15 401 543 −142 7 33
2011–12 4th 22 13 4 5 445 321 +124 5 65 (lost semi-final to Leinster)
2012–13 3rd 22 16 0 6 541 324 +217 12 76 (lost semi-final to Leinster)
2013–14 2nd & RU 22 18 0 4 484 309 +175 7 79 (lost final to Leinster)
2014–15 1st & CH 22 16 1 5 540 360 +180 9 75 (defeated Munster in final)
2015–16 3rd 22 13 1 7 557 380 +177 14 72 (lost semi-final to Connacht)
2016–17 6th 22 11 0 11 540 464 +76 14 58
2017–18 1st in Conf A 21 15 1 5 614 366 +248 14 76 (lost semi-final to Scarlets)

European competitionsEdit

European Challenge Cup Heineken Cup / European Champions Cup
Season Pos Pld W D L F A +/- BP Pts Notes
1996–97 5th in Pool A 5 1 0 4 113 202 -89 - 2
1997–98 2nd in Pool 2 6 3 0 3 132 167 -35 - 6 (lost Qtr-Final play-off to Leicester Tigers)
1998–99 4th in Pool 4 6 2 0 4 121 187 -66 - 4
1999–00 3rd in Pool 1 6 2 0 4 130 179 -49 - 4
2000–01 4th in Pool 6 6 1 0 5 137 227 -90 - 2
2001–02 3rd in Pool 5 6 2 1 3 126 198 -72 - 5
2002–03 3rd in Pool 3 6 2 0 4 86 185 +74 - 19
2003–04 2nd round 4 3 0 1 107 66 +41 - - (lost to Saracens on aggregate)
2004–05 4th in Pool 3 6 0 0 6 107 186 -79 2 2
2005–06 4th in Pool 5 6 1 0 5 131 190 -59 2 6
2006–07 2nd in Pool 2 6 4 1 1 204 72 +132 4 22 (lost to Saracens in Qtr-Final)
2007–08 3rd in Pool 4 6 3 0 3 130 127 +3 4 16
2008–09 3rd in Pool 5 6 2 0 4 134 150 -16 4 12
2009–10 3rd in Pool 2 6 2 0 4 120 140 -20 1 9
2010–11 3rd In Pool 6 6 3 0 3 116 141 -25 0 12
2011–12 2nd in Pool 3 6 2 1 3 131 190 -59 2 12
2012–13 4th in Pool 4 6 1 0 5 70 105 -35 2 6
2013–14 4th in Pool 2 6 2 0 4 98 130 -32 3 11
2014–15 3rd in Pool 4 6 3 0 3 108 84 +24 3 15
2015–16 3rd in Pool 3 6 3 0 3 114 96 +18 2 14
2016–17 2nd in Pool 1 6 4 0 2 160 86 +74 3 19 (lost to Saracens in Qtr-Final)
2017–18 4th in Pool 3 6 1 0 5 128 199 -71 3 7
2018–19 2nd in Pool 3 6 4 0 2 147 119 +28 3 19 (lost to Saracens in Qtr-Final)

Finals ResultsEdit

Pro12Edit

Date Winners Score Runners-up Venue Spectators
31 May 2014 Leinster Rugby 34–12 Glasgow Warriors RDS Arena, Dublin 19,200
30 May 2015 Glasgow Warriors 31–13 Munster Rugby Ravenhill Stadium, Belfast 17,057

List of games played against international oppositionEdit

For international games in amateur era see: Glasgow District
Competing as Glasgow Warriors unless stated. Scores and results list Glasgow Warrior's points tally first.
Competing as ᵜ Glasgow Rugby. Competing as ᵝ Glasgow Caledonian Reds.

Year Date Opponent Venue Result Score Tour
1998 10 November   South Africa Firhill Stadium, Glasgow Loss ᵝ 9–62 1998 South Africa rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland
1998 18 November   Māori All Blacks McDiarmid Park, Perth Loss ᵝ 15–53 Preview Report
1998 24 November   Fiji Firhill Stadium, Glasgow Win ᵝ 41–22 Preview Report
1999 12 August   Uruguay A Fletcher's Fields, Markham, Ontario Win ᵝ 68–8 Report
2003 4 February   Scotland U21 Hallhill, Dunbar Win ᵜ 34-14 Report
2004 2 February   Scotland U21 Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Win ᵜ 43-0 Report
2006 13 November   Scotland U20 Meggetland Sports Complex, Edinburgh Win 33-19 Report
2015 29 August   Canada Graves-Oakley Memorial Park, Halifax [53] Loss 12–19 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches
2016 30 August   Canada A Bridgehaugh Park, Stirling Win 63–0 Preview Report

Current standingsEdit

Pro14Edit

2018–19 Pro14 Table view · watch · edit · discuss
Conference A
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP PTS
1   Glasgow Warriors (q) 20 15 0 5 587 370 +217 79 47 14 2 76
2   Munster (q) 20 15 0 5 585 334 +251 79 42 11 2 73
3   Connacht (q) 20 12 0 8 461 367 +94 58 52 7 6 61
4   Ospreys (e) 20 11 0 9 419 381 +38 51 45 6 4 54
5   Cardiff Blues (e) 20 10 0 10 474 425 +49 58 56 7 6 53
6   Cheetahs (e) 20 7 1 12 480 581 −101 71 77 8 3 41
7   Zebre (e) 20 3 0 17 249 615 −366 34 82 5 2 19
Conference B
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP PTS
1   Leinster (Q) 20 15 1 4 659 371 +288 93 47 12 1 75
2   Ulster (q) 20 12 2 6 427 411 +16 56 52 6 1 59
3   Benetton 20 10 2 8 449 420 +29 59 54 5 3 52
4   Edinburgh 20 10 0 10 421 402 +19 51 55 6 5 51
5   Scarlets 20 10 0 10 478 436 +42 63 50 6 4 50
6   Southern Kings (e) 20 2 1 17 360 674 −314 51 98 5 7 22
7   Dragons (e) 20 4 1 15 305 567 −262 33 79 0 3 21
If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order -[54]
  1. number of matches won
  2. the difference between points for and points against
  3. the number of tries scored
  4. the most points scored
  5. the difference between tries for and tries against
  6. the fewest red cards received
  7. the fewest yellow cards received

Green background indicates teams that compete in the Pro14 play-offs, and also earn a place in the 2019–20 European Champions Cup
(excluding South African teams who are ineligible)

Blue background indicates teams outside the play-off places that earn a place in the 2019–20 European Champions Cup
Yellow background indicates the fourth-ranked eligible teams in each conference that play-off against each other for the seventh place in the 2019–20 European Champions Cup
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2019–20 European Rugby Challenge Cup.
(CH) Champions. (RU) Runners-up. (SF) Losing semi-finalists. (QF) Losing quarter-finalists. (PO) Champions Cup play-off winners. (q) Qualified for Pro14 play-offs. (Q) Qualified for Pro14 play-off semi-finals. (e) Cannot reach play-offs.

European Champions CupEdit

Team
P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
  Saracens (1) 6 6 0 0 185 81 104 23 10 4 0 28
  Glasgow Warriors (8) 6 4 0 2 147 119 28 19 16 3 0 19
  Cardiff Blues 6 2 0 4 138 174 –36 19 22 2 0 10
  Lyon 6 0 0 6 87 183 –96 10 23 0 0 0

[55]

Coaches & ManagementEdit

CoachesEdit

Position Name Nationality
Head Coach Dave Rennie   New Zealand
Assistant Coach Jason O'Halloran   New Zealand
Assistant Coach Kenny Murray   Scotland
Assistant Coach Jonathan Humphreys   Wales
Assistant Coach Mike Blair   Scotland
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Phil Healey   New Zealand
Strength and Conditioning Coach George Petrakos   England
Strength and Conditioning Coach Francisco Tavares   Portugal

ManagementEdit

Position Name Nationality
Chairman Charles Shaw   Scotland
Managing Director Nathan Bombrys   USA
Advisory Board Member Walter Malcolm   Scotland
Advisory Board Member Paul Taylor   Scotland
Advisory Board Member Jim Preston   Scotland
Advisory Board Member Douglas McCrea   Scotland
Advisory Board Member Alan Lees   Scotland
Scottish Rugby:
Director of Commercial Operations,
Communications and Public Affairs
Dominic McKay   Scotland

Current squadEdit

The Glasgow Warriors squad for 2018–19 is:[56][57][a]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Fraser Brown Hooker   Scotland
Kevin Bryce Hooker   Scotland
James Malcolm (loan out) Hooker   Scotland
Grant Stewart Hooker   Scotland
George Turner Hooker   Scotland
Alex Allan Prop   Scotland
Jamie Bhatti Prop   Scotland
Zander Fagerson Prop   Scotland
Petrus du Plessis Prop   South Africa
Siua Halanukonuka Prop   Tonga
Oli Kebble Prop   South Africa
Adam Nicol Prop   Scotland
D'Arcy Rae Prop   Scotland
Scott Cummings Lock   Scotland
Jonny Gray Lock   Scotland
Kiran McDonald Lock   Scotland
Tim Swinson Lock   Scotland
Adam Ashe Back row   Scotland
Matt Fagerson Back row   Scotland
Bruce Flockhart Back row   Scotland
Chris Fusaro Back row   Scotland
Callum Gibbins Back row   New Zealand
Thomas Gordon Back row   Scotland
Rob Harley Back row   Scotland
Matt Smith Back row   Scotland
David Tameilau Back row   United States
Ryan Wilson Back row   Scotland
Lewis Wynne (loan out) Back row   Scotland
Player Position Union
Nick Frisby Scrum-half   Australia
George Horne Scrum-half   Scotland
Nikola Matawalu Scrum-half   Fiji
Ali Price Scrum-half   Scotland
Adam Hastings Fly-half   Scotland
Brandon Thomson Fly-half   South Africa
Alex Dunbar (loan out) Centre   Scotland
Nick Grigg Centre   Scotland
Peter Horne Centre   Scotland
Sam Johnson Centre   Scotland
Huw Jones Centre   Scotland
Patrick Kelly Centre   Scotland
Stafford McDowall Centre   Scotland
Rory Hughes Wing   Scotland
Lee Jones Wing   Scotland
Lelia Masaga Wing   New Zealand
Robbie Nairn Wing   Scotland
Tommy Seymour Wing   Scotland
Kyle Steyn Wing   Scotland
Ratu Tagive Wing   Australia
D.T.H. van der Merwe Wing   Canada
Stuart Hogg Fullback   Scotland
Ruaridh Jackson Fullback   Scotland
  • Internationally capped players in bold. Their nationality is fixed to international team (World Rugby regulations).
  • Players qualified to play for Scotland on residency or dual nationality. *
  • In all cases nationality shown is the country that the player represents in international rugby union.
  • Notes:
  1. ^ New signings George Turner, David Tameilau and D.T.H. van der Merwe are not yet listed on the official squad page.[58][59][60]

Notable former coaches & managementEdit

Former Head coachesEdit

Coach Period(s)
  Gregor Townsend 06/2012 – 05/2017
  Sean Lineen 03/2006 – 06/2012
  Hugh Campbell 04/2003 – 03/2006
  Kiwi Searancke 06/2002 – 04/2003
  Richie Dixon 01/1999 – 06/2002
  Keith Robertson 11/1997 – 01/1999
  Kevin Greene 1996 – 11/1997

Former Assistant CoachesEdit

Assistant Coach Period(s)
  Dan McFarland 06/2015 – 05/2017
  Matt Taylor 06/2012 – 05/2017
  Shade Munro 04/2003 – 06/2015
  Gary Mercer 06/2005 – 06/2012
  Sean Lineen 04/2003 – 03/2006
  Steve Anderson 06/2002 – 04/2003
  Rob Moffat 01/1999 – 06/2002
  Gordon Macpherson 1996 – 04/2003

Former Managing Director / Chief Executive OfficersEdit

Managing Director / CEO Period(s)
  Kenny Baillie 10/2009 – 09/2011
  Ian Riddoch 07/2007 – 07/2009
  David Jordan 07/1997 – 01/2005

Notable former playersEdit

NOTE: This section is for FORMER players only. Current players should not be added to this section.

For amateur era see:

Former Club CaptainsEdit

Club Captain Period(s)
  Henry Pyrgos 2016 – 2017
  Jonny Gray 2015 – 2017
  Al Kellock 2006 – 2015
  Jon Petrie 2004 – 2006
  Cameron Mather 2003 – 2004
  Andy Nicol 1999 – 2003
  Gordon Bulloch 1996 – 1999

The CenturionsEdit

Former players who have reached the 100 caps mark for Glasgow Warriors [61]
Players not given a full senior international rugby union cap by their country under World Rugby rules. ♟

British and Irish Lions from Glasgow WarriorsEdit

The following former Glasgow players, in addition to representing Scotland, have also represented the British and Irish Lions.

ScotlandEdit

The following (not previously listed above) former Glasgow players have represented Scotland at full international level.

Notable non-Scottish playersEdit

The following is a list of notable non-Scottish (not previously listed above) international representative former Glasgow players:

Argentina

Australia

Bahamas

Canada

Cook Islands

Fiji

Georgia

Germany

Hong Kong

Ireland

Italy

Namibia

New Zealand

Samoa

Tonga

Uganda

USA

Zimbabwe

Notable also outside rugbyEdit

The following is a list of notable (not previously listed above) former Glasgow players who have achieved notability in fields outwith rugby:

Personnel honours and recordsEdit

Celtic League Team of the YearEdit

Pro12 Team of the YearEdit

Pro14 Team of the YearEdit

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