Grant joins Worcester Warriors

Ryan Grant has left Glasgow Warriors to join English Premiership side Worcester Warriors.Ryan Grant has joined Worcester Warriors

Grant has spent seven years in Glasgow earning 25 Scotland caps in the process.

The 31-year-old was called up to the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia in 2013.

The loose-head prop has made 109 appearances for the Warriors, scoring seven tries, and was a member of the squad which won the Guinness PRO12 title in 2015.

Speaking to glasgowwarriors.org, Ryan Grant said: “I’ve had a lot of good times at Glasgow and made a lot of friends. Winning the Guinness PRO12 was huge, the back-to-back wins against Ulster in the lead up to the final were also a highlight for me.

“I wouldn’t have ever played for Scotland or been selected for the Lions had it not been for Glasgow Warriors. 

“I owe a great deal to the club and the coaches, Sean Lineen, Shade Munro, Gregor Townsend and Dan McFarland. The success in my career are down to the things I have learned and the experiences I’ve had at Glasgow.

“I’ll always have a spot for Glasgow in my heart. Some of my best friends still play for this club and as far as I’m concerned when I look back at my career I’ll always be a Glasgow Warrior.

“A change in circumstances and a change in surroundings might be what I need to get back to my best again."

It has also been confirmed that tight-head prop Sila Puafisi will leave the club at the end of the season to join French club Brive.

To date the Tonga international has played 34 times in his two years at Scotstoun, having joined from Gloucester in 2015.

Elsewhere, tight-head prop Jarrod Firth has departed to join a club in France and USA international backrower Langilangi Haupeakui has returned to the USA for family reasons.

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: “Ryan (Grant) has been a big part of the club for the last seven years and is a popular figure amongst our squad and our supporters.

“I’d like to wish Ryan (Grant), Jarrod (Firth) and Langilangi (Haupeakui) all the best for the future.

“Sila (Puafisi) is with us until the end of the season, so we’re looking forward to seeing him continue to play a key role over the next few months.”

Written by
Jeremy Bone