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Glasgow Warriors
Glasgow Warriors logo.svg
Full name Glasgow Warriors
Founded amateur 1872; 146 years ago (1872)
professional 1996; 22 years ago (1996)[1]
Location Glasgow, Scotland
Ground(s) Scotstoun Stadium (Capacity: 7,351[2] using additional temporary seating)
Chairman Charles Shaw
Coach(es) Dave Rennie
Captain(s) Ryan Wilson, Callum Gibbins
Most caps Rob Harley (179)
Top scorer Tommy Hayes (1165)
Most tries D.T.H. van der Merwe (43)
League(s) Pro14
2017–18 1st in Conference A (Semi-finalist)
Team kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.glasgowwarriors.org
Rugby football current event.svg Current season

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]

History[edit]

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 Sides[edit]

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 debate[edit]

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 Warriors[edit]

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 era[edit]

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 Reds[edit]

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 era[edit]

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 era[edit]

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 Cup[edit]

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 era[edit]

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 era[edit]

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]

Stadium[edit]

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 moves[edit]

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 Stadium 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 Stadium through to the middle of 2005-06 season, after which Firhill Stadium was used briefly. However the following year Hughenden Stadium 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] and Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh[28] have all hosted home matches for the Glasgow side.

Fans[edit]

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.[29]

Home[edit]

Although the current Scotstoun Stadium capacity has been occasionally been increased to 10,000 for selected matches,[30] from the 2016-17 season the standard capacity at home is now 7351,[31] which regularly sells out.[32][33][34][35] There is now a record number of season ticket holders at the club.[36]

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.[37]

A quirk of such high demand is seen when you compare the 2015-16 standard capacity at Scotstoun (6800)[38] with Glasgow's seasonal average attendance (6950)[39] 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[40] and Murrayfield Stadium.[41]

Away[edit]

The away support of the Glasgow Warriors ranges from about 300 fans for a Pro12 match in Italy[42] to around several thousand fans for the 1872 Cup away match against Edinburgh Rugby at Murrayfield Stadium.[43][44]

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.[45][46]

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.[47][48]

Fanzones[edit]

Various public houses[49][50] around Glasgow operate as Fanzones for the club. The official Fanzone for the 2016-17 season is The Crafty Pig.[51]

Records and Achievements[edit]

For Amateur era see:

Honours[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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

League competitions[edit]

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 competitions[edit]

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

Finals Results[edit]

Pro12[edit]

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 Kingspan Stadium, Belfast 17,057

List of games played against international opposition[edit]

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 people 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 Uruguay A Fletcher's Fields, Markham, Ontario Win ᵝ 68–8 Report
2003 4 February Scotland Scotland U21 Hallhill, Dunbar Win ᵜ 34-14 Report
2004 2 February Scotland Scotland U21 Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Win ᵜ 43-0 Report
2006 13 November Scotland Scotland U20 Meggetland Sports Complex, Edinburgh Win 33-19 Report
2015 29 August  Canada Graves-Oakley Memorial Park, Halifax [52] Loss 12–19 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches
2016 30 August Canada Canada A Bridgehaugh Park, Stirling Win 63–0 Preview Report

Current standings[edit]

Pro14[edit]

2018–19 Pro14 Table view · watch · edit · discuss
Conference A
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP PTS
1 Wales Cardiff Blues 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 South Africa Cheetahs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ireland Connacht 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Scotland Glasgow Warriors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Ireland Munster 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Wales Ospreys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Italy Zebre 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Conference B
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TBP LBP PTS
1 Italy Benetton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Wales Dragons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Scotland Edinburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Ireland Leinster 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Wales Scarlets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 South Africa Southern Kings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Ireland Ulster 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order -[53]
  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.

European Champions Cup[edit]

Team
P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
England Saracens 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland Glasgow Warriors 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
France Lyon 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales Cardiff Blues 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0 0 0 0 0

Coaches & Management[edit]

Coaches[edit]

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

Management[edit]

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 squad[edit]

The Glasgow Warriors squad for 2018–19 is:[54][55][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 Scotland
Kevin Bryce Hooker Scotland Scotland
James Malcolm Hooker Scotland Scotland
George Turner Hooker Scotland Scotland
Alex Allan Prop Scotland Scotland
Jamie Bhatti Prop Scotland Scotland
Zander Fagerson Prop Scotland Scotland
Siua Halanukonuka Prop Tonga Tonga
Oli Kebble Prop South Africa South Africa
Adam Nicol Prop Scotland Scotland
D'Arcy Rae Prop Scotland Scotland
Brian Alainu'uese Lock Samoa Samoa
Scott Cummings Lock Scotland Scotland
Jonny Gray Lock Scotland Scotland
Kiran McDonald Lock Scotland Scotland
Greg Peterson Lock United States United States
Tim Swinson Lock Scotland Scotland
Chris Fusaro Flanker Scotland Scotland
Callum Gibbins Flanker New Zealand New Zealand
Rob Harley Flanker Scotland Scotland
Matt Smith Flanker Scotland Scotland
Thomas Gordon Flanker Scotland Scotland
Ryan Wilson Flanker Scotland Scotland
Adam Ashe Number 8 Scotland Scotland
Matt Fagerson Number 8 Scotland Scotland
Bruce Flockhart Number 8 Scotland Scotland
David Tameilau Number 8 United States United States
Player Position Union
Nick Frisby Scrum-half Australia Australia
George Horne Scrum-half Scotland Scotland
Nikola Matawalu Scrum-half Fiji Fiji
Ali Price Scrum-half Scotland Scotland
Adam Hastings Fly-half Scotland Scotland
Ruaridh Jackson Fly-half Scotland Scotland
Brandon Thomson Fly-half South Africa South Africa
Alex Dunbar Centre Scotland Scotland
Nick Grigg Centre Scotland Scotland
Peter Horne Centre Scotland Scotland
Sam Johnson* Centre Australia Australia
Huw Jones Centre Scotland Scotland
Patrick Kelly Centre Scotland Scotland
Robert Beattie Wing Scotland Scotland
Rory Hughes Wing Scotland Scotland
Lee Jones Wing Scotland Scotland
Lelia Masaga Wing New Zealand New Zealand
Robbie Nairn Wing Scotland Scotland
Tommy Seymour Wing Scotland Scotland
Ratu Tagive Wing Australia Australia
D.T.H. van der Merwe Wing Canada Canada
Stuart Hogg Fullback Scotland 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.[56][57][58]

Notable former coaches & management[edit]

Former Head coaches[edit]

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

Former Assistant Coaches[edit]

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

Former Managing Director / Chief Executive Officers[edit]

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

Notable former players[edit]

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

For amateur era see:

Former Club Captains[edit]

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

The Centurions[edit]

Former players who have reached the 100 caps mark for Glasgow Warriors [59]
Players not given a full senior international rugby union cap by their country under World Rugby rules. ♟

British and Irish Lions from Glasgow Warriors[edit]

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

Scotland[edit]

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

Notable non-Scottish players[edit]

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 rugby[edit]

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 records[edit]

Celtic League Team of the Year[edit]

Pro12 Team of the Year[edit]

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