George Thornton signs for Glasgow Warriors

George Thornton signs for Glasgow Warriors

Glasgow Warriors have bolstered their front-row options ahead of the 2019/20 season signing young Scottish qualified prop George Thornton.

Thornton will link up with his new team-mates ahead of the 2019/20 season having signed a two-year deal.

The prop joins second-row Andrew Davidson and winger Kyle Steyn as the confirmed new arrivals for 2019/20 thus far, as the club continues its recruitment drive ahead of next season.

The 22-year-old loose-head will make the journey north from English Premiership side Wasps having enjoyed two years with the Midlands side’s Academy after his time at Bishop Burton College.

Standing at 6’3 and tipping the scales at over 110kg, he was an integral part of the Scotland U20 side that claimed a best-ever fifth-place finish at the 2017 World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Georgia.

Thornton has made four appearances for the senior squad during his time in Coventry.

Glasgow Warriors Assistant Coach Jonathan Humphreys said: “It’s great for the club and for Scottish Rugby to bring a young, talented Scottish prop back to Scotland.

“George has shown great promise in the Wasps Academy and for Scotland U20s and will add strength in depth to Glasgow’s front row next season.

“This club has a history of nurturing young, Scottish front row talent. Zander Fagerson, Jamie Bhatti and D’Arcy Rae have all become internationals whilst playing here. George is coming to an environment where he can really thrive.”

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