Oli Kebble extends Glasgow Warriors contract

Oli Kebble extends Glasgow Warriors contract

Oli Kebble has extended his contract with Glasgow Warriors, committing to the Scotstoun club until at least 2020.

The South African-born loose-head joined in 2017 from the Stormers having run out 47-times for Cape Town’s Super Rugby side.

Kebble has played 20 times for the Warriors to date and has been central to some of the side’s dominant forward pack performances so far this season, having struggled with injuries during his first year at the club.

A Junior World Championship Winner in 2010, the extra year will take Kebble’s time in Glasgow up to at least three years.

6ft 3in tall and weighing in at 124kg, his physicality at the set piece has delighted the Scotstoun crowds this season, with his carrying ability and aggression in defence equally as destructive.

Far from just a wrecking ball, the 26-year-old has also demonstrated an impressive skill set that has become synonymous with the way Head Coach Dave Rennie likes to play the game.

Oli Kebble said: “I’m delighted to be staying put, I’ve settled in really well at Glasgow. I love the city and the club and am really enjoying playing with a great bunch of boys.

“It was a frustrating first season but I’m enjoying being fit and playing regularly. We’ve shown just how physical we can be as a forward pack this year and long may that continue.”

Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Dave Rennie said: “We’re rapt. As we’ve seen this season our scrum has been excellent with him on the park but it’s the other parts of his game that have really impressed us as well.

“He’s got a great skill set, good footwork, is a really good distributor and has the ability to play the ball to the line creating space for others. For a loose-head prop that’s really impressive, plus he’s a good carrier and brings a fair bit of physicality.

“He’s been awesome for us this year.”

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