Horne signs new deal with Glasgow Warriors

Horne signs new deal with Glasgow Warriors

George Horne has committed his immediate future to Glasgow Warriors, after the scrum-half became the latest player to put pen to paper on a new deal with the Scotstoun side.

25-year-old follows in the recent footsteps of fellow scrum-halves Jamie Dobie
and Sean Kennedy – as well as fellow Scotland internationals Scott Cummings and
Sam Johnson, and openside Tom Gordon – in extending his stay with the Warriors.

remarkable career to date has seen him rack up 31 tries in 60 appearances for
the club, a strike rate that sees him sit fifth in the Glasgow record books.

progressed through the FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy, the scrum-half made his
debut for the Warriors at home to the Ospreys in November 2016 before agreeing
terms to his first professional contract with the club prior to the 2017/18

He then
marked his first start for the club with his first try, touching down in a
43-13 win over the Southern Kings at Scotstoun in October 2017.

performances in his first full season as a professional saw him walk away with
a brace of trophies at the club’s 2017/18 Awards Night, with Horne being named
as both Young Player and Player of the Season.

The Dundee-born
half-back claimed another awards double in 2019/20, taking home the club’s Try
of the Season prize in addition to being voted as the McCrea Financial Services
Player of the Season for the second time.

Horne has
also excelled on the international stage, his tireless running and speed of
service having seen him score six tries in his 14 Scotland appearances to date.

Three of
those tries came in a scintillating performance against Russia at the 2019
Rugby World Cup in Japan, as he became just the fifth Scotland player – and the
first in 12 years -to cross for a
hat-trick on the sport’s biggest stage.

distinguished 7s player to boot, Horne was part of the Scotland 7s squad that
took home the title at Twickenham in the London leg of the 2016/17 World Rugby
7s Series.

On signing
his new deal, the scrum-half told glasgowwarriors.org: “I’ve loved my time
playing with the Warriors.

“This is a
club I’ve grown up supporting and I’ve made some great memories being a part of
this team.

“It’s a
special atmosphere stepping out in front of the home crowd at Scotstoun and I’m
looking forward to making more memories in front of them in the seasons to

“We’ve got a
great group of boys who’ve created a real family atmosphere, and the guys that
have come in recently have just added to that.

“Getting the
chance to play alongside Pete has been amazing too – having the opportunity to
continue to do that for Glasgow is one that really excites me and that I look
forward to.

champing at the bit to get back playing. Recovery [from a foot injury] is going
really well, and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

“I can’t
wait to get back and do my bit on the field playing in front of the Scotstoun
crowd again.”

On retaining
the services of the electric scrum-half, Head Coach Danny Wilson added: “George
is very passionate about Glasgow and he shows that every time he takes the

thrilled that he’s committed his future to Glasgow Warriors and we’re looking
forward to him getting back fit and available to play.

“Along with
Jamie [Dobie], Ali [Price] and Sean [Kennedy], George’s signing gives us great
depth with four outstanding Scottish scrum-halves to pick from.”

Spread the word

Newsletter Sign-up

Sign up to our newsletter today to receive the latest updates, content and releases from Glasgow Warriors.