Bryce enjoying Scotstoun return
Scotland 7s international Glenn Bryce is enjoying his return to life at Scotstoun, having been reunited with some familiar faces during the summer so far.
28-year-old is one of six Scotland 7s caps to have been drafted into Glasgow
Warriors’ pre-season preparations, with the squad currently shorn of a host of
players due to international commitments.
who was a fully-fledged member of the Glasgow squad during the 2015 Rugby World
Cup alongside current team-mate Robbie Fergusson, the experience has been one
he is enjoying to the fullest.
really good to be back,” he said.
“It was a
bit strange coming back in here at first to be honest, but there are a lot of
familiar faces around and it’s been great. I’m really enjoying it.
[former Glasgow Warriors hooker Kevin] always spoke incredibly highly of the
club when he was here over the last few years and I’m delighted to be involved
back here again.”
his debut for the club against the Scarlets in Llanelli back in November 2014,
the Alloa native went on to score six tries in 19 appearances for the Warriors
before making the switch to Edinburgh in the summer of 2016.
Yet it is
with the 7s setup that Bryce has made the biggest impression of his career to
date, helping Scotland to back-to-back London 7s titles in 2016 and 2017 as
well as representing his country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s
“I’d say I
wasn’t in the best place when I left Edinburgh,” said Bryce.
involved with the 7s squad under John Dalziel really got me back to enjoying my
rugby again, though – it was a great step for me.
that’s just gone by has seen me get my confidence back up, so getting the call
to come into Scotstoun for pre-season was just at the right time for me.”
A lot has
changed since the full-back’s last run-out for the club, including the arrival
of Dave Rennie as head coach. Both on and off the pitch, however, the Glasgow
mentality is more than recognisable to Bryce.
change slightly with new players and coaches having come in and so on, but it’s
still very much the same mentality,” he said.
type of game that I want to play – the high-tempo rugby that Glasgow play is
the same style of play that 7s is all about.
mornings and travelling through to Scotstoun are tough, but getting through
here for some breakfast and a bit of craic with the boys is a great start to
wasn’t an easy decision in the slightest, but I’m loving being back.”