Glasgow Warriors confirm departures
Glasgow Warriors can confirm that 18 players will be leaving the club following the conclusion of the 2020/21 campaign.
The leavers join three further players who have departed the club earlier this season, as Head Coach Danny Wilson and his coaching team continue their preparation for the 2021/22 season.
Each departing player will be honoured in a video tribute during the club’s upcoming Awards Week sponsored by The Malcolm Group, which will take place from 7-11 June across the club’s social media channels.
“We’d like to thank all of our leavers for what they have done as Warriors this season,” Wilson told glasgowwarriors.org.
“Their contributions both on and off the field cannot be understated and we wish them all the best for the future.”
Glasgow Warriors 2020/21 leavers (club appearances in brackets)
Alex Allan (109)
Scotland loose-head Allan departs after seven years at Glasgow Warriors, having helped the club to the Guinness PRO12 title in 2015.
Glenn Bryce (33)
Full-back Bryce departed Scotstoun in January and has since linked up with Major League Rugby side LA Giltinis, with the 29-year-old also an accomplished Scotland 7s international.
Mesu Dolokoto (3)
Fijian international hooker Dolokoto made an instant impression at Scotstoun, scoring a brace of tries on his debut against Zebre in February 2020.
Dylan Evans (7)
Loose-head Evans departs following the conclusion of his short-term loan deal from the Scarlets, his second such spell at Scotstoun following an appearance against Edinburgh in August 2020.
Chris Fusaro (183)
Fusaro – who announced his retirement earlier this month – hangs up his boots after a career that saw him make more appearances for Glasgow Warriors than all bar two players in the club’s history, as well as earning four caps for Scotland.
Adam Hastings (52)
Scotland fly-half Hastings will make the switch to Gloucester this summer, having scored 412 points in his 52 appearances for the Warriors to date.
TJ Ioane (13)
Ioane moves on following 13 appearances for the Warriors, having initially joined from London Irish ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Huw Jones (49)
28-year-old Jones has showed his versatility this season, excelling at full-back in addition to his favoured outside centre shirt; the Scotland star has scored 12 tries in a Glasgow jersey, including four this season.
Lee Jones (92)
One of a select group to have played at three successive Commonwealth Games, 30-year-old winger Jones moves on after seven years, 92 appearances and 18 tries in Glasgow colours.
Ian Keatley (4)
Irish international Keatley leaves following the conclusion of a short-term deal that saw him join the club in February 2021, scoring 17 points across his four outings for the Warriors.
Paddy Kelly (6)
Inverness-born centre Kelly linked up with the Great Britain 7s programme earlier this year, having impressed for Scotland in the abbreviated format in the 2019/20 season.
Fotu Lokotui (13)
29-year-old flanker Lokotui scored three tries in his 13 appearances for the Warriors having joined on a season-long deal from Doncaster Knights ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, and will link up with French side Agen next season.
Niko Matawalu (138)
Centurion Matawalu moves on from the club at the end of his second stint at Scotstoun, with only DTH van der Merwe and Tommy Seymour able to lay claim to having scored more tries in a Glasgow jersey than the Fijian.
Robbie Nairn (12)
Former Scotland U20 winger Nairn scored three tries in his 12 appearances for the club, registering his first two in a victory over Connacht in February 2019.
Leone Nakarawa (80)
Nakarawa is another to move on following his second spell at the Warriors, with the Fijian set to join Ulster for the 2021/22 campaign.
Adam Nicol (18)
Tight-head Nicol will make a permanent move to Jersey Reds this summer, having joined the English Championship side on loan earlier this year following five years at Scotstoun.
D’arcy Rae (86)
Scotland international Rae – who scored his first try for Glasgow Warriors against Leinster back in November – will join Bath this summer after seven years with the Scotstoun side.
Aki Seiuli (28)
Loose-head Seiuli was nominated for the 2019/20 McCrea Financial Services Player of the Season award at the end of an impressive debut season at Scotstoun, and has recently been called into the Samoa squad for the first time.
Tommy Seymour (150)
2017 British and Irish Lions top try-scorer Seymour announced his retirement earlier this month, with the winger having scored 48 tries in Glasgow colours in a career that also included 20 tries in 55 Scotland caps.
Brandon Thomson (31)
Fly-half Thomson departed the Warriors in February 2021, linking up with the Cheetahs in his native South Africa after 129 points in his 31 appearances for Glasgow.
George Thornton (2)
Former Scotland U20 prop Thornton made his Glasgow Warriors debut against Cardiff Blues at Scotstoun in October 2020, coming off the bench to become the 307th player in the club’s history.
Incoming signings already announced by Glasgow Warriors
Lewis Bean, Simon Berghan, Jamie Bhatti, Sebastian Cancelliere, Rory Darge, Jack Dempsey, Josh McKay, Ally Miller, Domingo Miotti, Sione Tuipulotu, Duncan Weir.