Revealed – your Team of the Decade
It was a decade that saw the club claim a maiden league title, reach the last eight of Europe’s premier club competition for the first time and play in front of 10,000 of the most passionate fans in the business at a sold-out Scotstoun – but who did you select in your Glasgow Warriors Team of the 2010s?
votes were cast in our polls over the festive period, which saw the Warrior
Nation choose their favourites in each position from loose-head prop to
23 including 16 club centurions and 20 Scotland internationals is the result,
so without further ado let’s take you through the Team of the Decade…
contest kicked off voting for the Team of the Decade, but in the end it was
that emerged as the people’s choice for the number one jersey by picking up 1,762 votes to claim his spot in the starting XV.
packs down in
the middle of the front-row, with 1,772 of you having voted the former Heriot’s
man as your hooker.
finish to 2019 underlined just how far
Zander Fagerson has come in the
latter half of the decade, with the tight-head having become a cornerstone of
the Warriors pack since his debut in October 2014.
1,150 of you
voted for the 23-year-old in the Team of the 2010s – could he also join Brown
in the starting XV at the end of the next decade?
most-popular choice amongst the Warrior Nation in the second-row poll, earning
992 votes in a close-fought contest.
re-signed Fijian up alongside
Jonny Gray in the engine room, the latter’s
921 votes meaning it’s the same second-row that started the 2015 Guinness PRO12
Final that packs down in our Team of the Decade.
caps to his name,
Rob Harley was the overwhelming choice to start at
blindside, with 1,068 of you selecting the club’s most-capped player in your
emerged victorious in a hotly-contested vote for the number seven jersey,
seeing off Simone Favaro and Callum Gibbins in a decision that sparked much
debate amongst the Warrior Nation on social media.
the back-row is the unmistakeable beard of
Josh Strauss, with the
Scotland cap collecting 1,010 votes to start at number eight.
contest at scrum-half eventually resulted in a victory for Chris Cusiter, whose
total of 671 votes was ultimately enough to see off the challenge of current squad
members Ali Price and George Horne.
and Irish Lion Cusiter starts inside 2017 British and Irish Lion Finn
Russell, with the man from Bridge of Allan earning 1,809 votes to start at
Dunbar emerged as
the clear winner amongst the Warrior Nation when they were asked to select an
inside-centre, the Dumfries-born centre seeing off all challengers with 901 votes.
alongside Olympic silver medallist Mark Bennett in the midfield, the Rio
2016 sevens star getting the better of Richie Vernon, Nick Grigg and Max Evans
with 783 votes.
recently re-sign for the club, Tommy Seymour was the most-popular choice
amongst the shortlisted wingers as 783 of you chose the former Scotland flyer in
your Team of the Decade.
try-scorer DTH van der Merwe lines up on the other wing, with the
Canadian – scorer of 52 tries for the club to date – receiving the nod from 766
of the voters.
Hogg completes the
starting XV by taking the full-back shirt, earning 1,414 of the votes cast for
the number 15 shirt.
The bench – comprised
of players who were runners-up in their position – provides a snapshot of the
club over the course of the last ten years, with current members of the squad
mixing it with those who made their mark earlier in the decade.
Thomson’s total of
616 votes sees him claim the spot as reserve hooker, as Ryan Grant and Ed
Kalman join him as the front-row cover.
caps as captain than any other player in club history, Al Kellock would
provide a calm head late in a theoretical game for this team after finishing
third in the second-row voting with 432, with John Barclay’s total of
527 votes the most of any non-selected back-rower.
Ali Price starts as the replacement scrum-half
with 560 votes, whilst Pete Horne’s total of 474 sees him edge out
Duncan Weir for a spot on the bench by just 20 votes.
The squad is
completed by Argentinian full-back Bernardo Stortoni, who claimed the
most votes of any non-selected back with 919 of you selecting him in your team.