McDonald commits future to Glasgow Warriors

McDonald commits future to Glasgow Warriors

Kiran McDonald has become the latest player to pledge his immediate future to Glasgow Warriors ahead of the 2020/21 season, as the squad continues to take shape ahead of the new campaign.

The deal –
agreed prior to the COVID-19 lockdown – will see the 25-year-old remain at
Scotstoun until at least the summer of 2022, becoming the 17th player
to re-sign with the club for Danny Wilson’s first full campaign in charge.

Having made
his debut in a 47-6 victory away to the Ospreys in November 2017, McDonald has
pulled on a Glasgow Warriors shirt on 24 occasions to date.

The 6’8” second-rower
produced a series of barnstorming displays at the beginning of 2019/20,
claiming McCrea Financial Services Warrior of the Month award for October after
catching the eye of fans and pundits alike.

McDonald was
presented with the award following November’s 50-0 triumph over the Southern
Kings at Scotstoun, a landmark occasion for the Glasgow native; in addition to
the monthly award, he also capped his 25th birthday in style by
turning in a player-of-the-match-winning display in front of the Warrior

“It feels
great to be staying on,” McDonald told

“A couple of
years ago I wasn’t sure what was going to happen with me rugby-wise, so to now
be going into my fourth year at the club is amazing.

my hometown – the Warriors have been part of my life for a while now, and it’s
a privilege to be a part of something that means so much to the community and
the city. It’s a great place to play rugby; the coaches give you every
opportunity to show what you can do, and it’s a great bunch of lads to play
rugby and hang about with.

“I had a
really good start to the season and had a really good run of games – I probably
played the best rugby I’ve ever played, so I want to pick up where I left off.

“I’m excited
to get back out there. Danny [Wilson]’s vision for the club is one I’m really
excited about, and I can’t wait to show what I can do on the pitch.”

Head Coach
Danny Wilson was pleased to secure the second-rower’s services with the new
deal, as preparations continue for August’s double-header with Edinburgh at BT

“I’ve been
watching Kiran’s development for a while now in my previous role with Scotland,
and I’ve been really impressed by the strides he’s taken in the last year or
so,” said the Glasgow boss.

“He had a
tremendous start to the 2019/20 season and was in excellent form before his
injury. He does some great work at the lineout and carries hard, and brings a
real edge to the pack.

potential is very exciting – I know he can still develop even further, and I’m
looking forward to working with him.”

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