Brown extends Glasgow Warriors deal
Glasgow Warriors have secured the services of one of Scotland’s most promising young back-row talents ahead of the 2023/24 season, after Gregor Brown agreed to extend his stay with the Scotstoun outfit.
The 21-year-old – comfortable in each of the three back-row positions – puts pen to paper on a new deal at the conclusion of his first full season as a professional, having been one of four graduates from the FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy in the summer of 2022.
Having made his debut off the bench away to Leinster while still a member of the academy back in February 2021, Brown has made 12 appearances to date in Glasgow colours, including starting in victory over the Vodacom Bulls at Scotstoun back in October.
Born in Aberdeen, he has represented Scotland at both U18 and U20 level, lining up alongside fellow Warriors including Ross Thompson, Ollie Smith and Murphy Walker in the 2020 U20 Six Nations.
A product of the Gordonians club in Aberdeen, Brown also spent time in both Nigeria and Egypt as a child.
“I’m buzzing to be staying at Scotstoun,” the back-rower told glasgowwarriors.org.
“I feel like this is the best possible place for me to develop my game – Franco [Smith] has really pushed me to develop since he came in last summer, which is something I massively appreciate and I can’t wait to keep pushing for selection next season.
“It’s been a good first full year as a professional. I enjoyed getting a good chunk of game time at the start of the season, and the coaches have been identifying areas of my game in which I can improve as the season’s gone on.
“I just want to keep working hard and developing – this is a great group of boys to come to training with every day, and I’m looking forward to what’s to come.”
Head Coach Franco Smith added: “Gregor is a young player with a lot of potential, and we’re pleased that he has re-signed with us as he continues his development.
“He listens to the feedback we give him as coaches and is keen to put in the hard work to be the best player he can be.
“We look forward to working with him next season and continuing to help him as he begins his journey as a professional.”