Warriors Drive On With Ford

Scotland international hooker Ross Ford is the latest signing to be confirmed by the Glasgow Warriors.

A member of the 2006 Calcutta Cup winning team, Ford said: "It's no doubt that I"m joining Glasgow at an exciting time for the Warriors.

"With a few other hookers in the ranks, I"ll hopefully develop a more competitive edge to my game, which can only benefit me in the long-run."

Warriors head coach, Sean Lineen, added: "Ross will add to our strength in depth at hooker.

"It is every coach's dream to have a competitive stable of hookers, all competing for the starting jersey."

Ford won his first senior cap for Scotland when he was introduced as a replacement during the opening match of the 2004 Abbey Autumn Tests against Australia at Murrayfield.

It was over a year until he made his second appearance, reward for a solid season with his old club, Border Reivers, when he came on as a replacement against Wales in the 2006 RBS 6 Nations.
But it was more than two years after his debut - following nine replacement appearances - that he had his first Scotland start against France in Paris on the final day of the 2007 Six Nations Championship.

Ford captained Scotland Under-16 and was a member of Scotland's 2002 Commonwealth Games Sevens squad in Manchester.

He has also represented his country at Under-18, Under-19, and Under-21 levels. His under-19 honours included the 2002 IRB/FIRA world junior championship in Italy, when he played in all four of Scotland's games at flanker.

He made his Under-21 international debut in the 2004 match against the Welsh at Bridgend, and he played in the age group's world championship that year and in 2005.

His 2005/06 season was cut short by a knee injury in a Celtic League match against Glasgow in March.

Ross, who is a member of the Scottish Institute of Sport, was named Border Reivers Player of the Year at the Scottish Rugby Awards Dinner in May 2006.

ROSS FORD (Hooker)
Born: 23.04.84 in Edinburgh
Height: 6ft 1in (1.86m)
Weight: 16st (102kg)
International record: 10 caps. 2004 - A(rep). 2006 - W(rep) E (rep) PI(rep) A(rep). 2007 - E(rep) W(rep) It(rep) I(rep) F.