Dougie Hall To Join Glasgow Warriors

The Scotland and Edinburgh Rugby hooker Dougie Hall has signed for Glasgow Warriors next season. Having recently decided to leave Edinburgh Rugby, the 19-times capped Hall was attracted by the prospect of an exciting Warriors squad next season despite having had other offers from outside of Scotland to consider. Commenting on his decision Hall said: a??Ia?"ve thoroughly enjoyed my five years with Edinburgh. Ita?'s been a great experience and Ia?"ll miss the players, staff and supporters. I played all my senior club rugby in Glasgow and got my apprentice contract playing out of Hughenden with Hillhead/Jordanhill. Ia?"m looking forward to giving back to Glasgow some of the experience Ia?"ve gained in the past five years. a??The Warriors are clearly going places now and Ia?"ve been more and more impressed by them this season so Ia?"m really looking forward to making the move and renewing my partnership with Alastair Kellock who also joined the Warriors from Edinburgh,a?? he added. The 26 year old hooker started his professional career with an apprentice contract with Glasgow Caledonians before gaining a full time contract with Glasgow Rugby. Winning his first Scotland cap off the bench against Wales in a Rugby World Cup warm up game four years ago, Hall boasts many representative honours for Scotland, earning respect at Scotland Under-19, Under-21 and Scotland A level. Hall continued: a??I think every player thinks carefully about where they want to play when ita?'s time to renew contracts. I seriously considered staying with Edinburgh and looked at other offers not just in Scotland. Ita?'s important for players to challenge themselves in new ways and going to Glasgow gives me the opportunity to further my career in Scotland.a?? Glasgow Warriors coach Sean Lineen added: a??Dougiea?'s move sends a really positive message not just to the Warriors but to Scottish rugby. Ia?"m already planning for a stronger squad for next season and ita?'s exciting to think Dougie will now be part of it, in a pretty impressive pack. a??This is my first player signing since the recent decision on our pro teams and there will be more to follow. Ia?"m confident Dougie will fit in well with the forwards and Glasgow will welcome him back.a?? Dougie has signed a two year contract with Glasgow Warriors. DOUGIE HALL (Edinburgh Rugby and Hillhead/Jordanhill)Hooker. Born: 24.9.80 in Dingwall. Height: 6ft (1.83m). Weight: 15st 6lb (104kg).Douglas William Hugh Hall started in both of Scotlanda?'s Murrayfield victories in the 2006 RBS 6 Nations Championship a?" against France and England. Three years earlier he won his first cap as a second-half substitute against Wales in the RWC Countdown Test in Cardiff. He scored his first try for Scotland in the non-cap 38-7 win against the Barbarians in May 2005, and his first full-international try was in the 48-6 victory against Romania at Murrayfield in the opening match of the Bank of Scotland Corporate series in November 2006. He made his first appearance for Scotland A in their November 2002 win against Romania in Aberdeen and was called from the bench during the subsequent A contests against England and Italy. He has also represented Scotland at under-19 and under-21 levels and progressed from an apprentice contract with Glasgow Caledonians to a full-time pro-contract initially with Glasgow Rugby and then Edinburgh Rugby in 2002. Dougie, a former pupil of Glenalmond College, also played for Scotland under-19 in the 1999 FIRA Junior World Championship win against England at Pontypridd, Wales, and later that year featured in the Scottish Districtsa?" under-21 teama?'s 14-9 win against New Zealand Youth at Jedburgh. He made 12 appearances for Scotland under-21, including the SANZAR tournament in New Zealand in June 2000. He spent much of 2001-2002 recovering from a broken leg but made two appearances for Glasgow late that season and was on stand-by for Scotlanda?'s 2002 tour of North America. His representative rugby in his youth also included Midland Schools and Scottish Schools (both at under-16 and undr-18) and the Caledonian Redsa?" under-19 team. International record: 19 caps. 2003 a?" W2(rep). 2005 a?" R(rep) Arg Sam(rep) NZ(rep). 2006 a?" F E I It(rep) SA1(rep) SA2 R PI A. 2007 a?" E W It I F(rep). Points: 5 a?" 1 try. The Scotland and Edinburgh Rugby hooker Dougie Hall has signed for Glasgow Warriors next season. Having recently decided to leave Edinburgh Rugby, the 19-times capped Hall was attracted by the prospect of an exciting Warriors squad next season despite having had other offers from outside of Scotland to consider. Commenting on his decision Hall said: a??Ia?"ve thoroughly enjoyed my five years with Edinburgh. Ita?'s been a great experience and Ia?"ll miss the players, staff and supporters. I played all my senior club rugby in Glasgow and got my apprentice contract playing out of Hughenden with Hillhead/Jordanhill. Ia?"m looking forward to giving back to Glasgow some of the experience Ia?"ve gained in the past five years. a??The Warriors are clearly going places now and Ia?"ve been more and more impressed by them this season so Ia?"m really looking forward to making the move and renewing my partnership with Alastair Kellock who also joined the Warriors from Edinburgh,a?? he added. The 26 year old hooker started his professional career with an apprentice contract with Glasgow Caledonians before gaining a full time contract with Glasgow Rugby. Winning his first Scotland cap off the bench against Wales in a Rugby World Cup warm up game four years ago, Hall boasts many representative honours for Scotland, earning respect at Scotland Under-19, Under-21 and Scotland A level. Hall continued: a??I think every player thinks carefully about where they want to play when ita?'s time to renew contracts. I seriously considered staying with Edinburgh and looked at other offers not just in Scotland. Ita?'s important for players to challenge themselves in new ways and going to Glasgow gives me the opportunity to further my career in Scotland.a?? Glasgow Warriors coach Sean Lineen added: a??Dougiea?'s move sends a really positive message not just to the Warriors but to Scottish rugby. Ia?"m already planning for a stronger squad for next season and ita?'s exciting to think Dougie will now be part of it, in a pretty impressive pack. a??This is my first player signing since the recent decision on our pro teams and there will be more to follow. Ia?"m confident Dougie will fit in well with the forwards and Glasgow will welcome him back.a?? Dougie has signed a two year contract with Glasgow Warriors. DOUGIE HALL (Edinburgh Rugby and Hillhead/Jordanhill)Hooker. Born: 24.9.80 in Dingwall. Height: 6ft (1.83m). Weight: 15st 6lb (104kg).Douglas William Hugh Hall started in both of Scotlanda?'s Murrayfield victories in the 2006 RBS 6 Nations Championship a?" against France and England. Three years earlier he won his first cap as a second-half substitute against Wales in the RWC Countdown Test in Cardiff. He scored his first try for Scotland in the non-cap 38-7 win against the Barbarians in May 2005, and his first full-international try was in the 48-6 victory against Romania at Murrayfield in the opening match of the Bank of Scotland Corporate series in November 2006. He made his first appearance for Scotland A in their November 2002 win against Romania in Aberdeen and was called from the bench during the subsequent A contests against England and Italy. He has also represented Scotland at under-19 and under-21 levels and progressed from an apprentice contract with Glasgow Caledonians to a full-time pro-contract initially with Glasgow Rugby and then Edinburgh Rugby in 2002. Dougie, a former pupil of Glenalmond College, also played for Scotland under-19 in the 1999 FIRA Junior World Championship win against England at Pontypridd, Wales, and later that year featured in the Scottish Districtsa?" under-21 teama?'s 14-9 win against New Zealand Youth at Jedburgh. He made 12 appearances for Scotland under-21, including the SANZAR tournament in New Zealand in June 2000. He spent much of 2001-2002 recovering from a broken leg but made two appearances for Glasgow late that season and was on stand-by for Scotlanda?'s 2002 tour of North America. His representative rugby in his youth also included Midland Schools and Scottish Schools (both at under-16 and undr-18) and the Caledonian Redsa?" under-19 team. International record: 19 caps. 2003 a?" W2(rep). 2005 a?" R(rep) Arg Sam(rep) NZ(rep). 2006 a?" F E I It(rep) SA1(rep) SA2 R PI A. 2007 a?" E W It I F(rep). Points: 5 a?" 1 try.