Warriors seal short-term deal for Thomson


Glasgow Warriors have signed fly-half Brandon Thomson on a short-term deal from the Stormers in South Africa.

Brandon Thomson will be in Glasgow for two monthsHe has started training with his new teammates at Scotstoun, after arriving in Glasgow from Cape Town.

The 21-year-old will be at the club for the next two months, with Finn Russell away with Scotland and Peter Horne currently sidelined with an ankle injury.

Thomson has played six times in Super Rugby for the Stormers and has scored 26 points.

He has also represented South Africa U20s at the World Rugby Under 20 Championship and has played for Western Province in the Provincial Cup and Currie Cup.

The Warriors host the Scarlets in the Guinness PRO12 at Scotstoun on Friday night and the last remaining tickets are available HERE.

Speaking to glasgowwarriors.org, Brandon Thomson said: “I was over in Zimbabwe playing a warm-up game for the Stormers when I got the call to say I could fly over here and it all happened pretty quickly.

“I came over with the main goal of getting some experience and it’s good to play in a different environment and for a great club.

“I’m structured, physical and I like to run the ball out wide and keep the game loose.

“My father is from Scotland, so it’s nice to be able to come over here to play.”

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: “It’s a bonus for us to be able to bring in someone of Brandon’s quality and potential during a period when we have a number of players away on Test duty.

“He has fitted in really well so far and even training in the snow yesterday didn’t seem to phase him!

“We look forward to seeing how he performs over the next few weeks and we'd like to thank Western Province for their support.”