Matt Fagerson signs professional contract with Glasgow

Glasgow Warriors have been handed a big boost ahead of tomorrow's game against Benetton Rugby, with the news that Matt Fagerson has signed a professional contract with the club.

A product of the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy, Fagerson has played twelve times for the Warriors to date, scoring his first try for the club in last season’s victory over Zebre. 

The 19-year-old shone at the U20s World Championships in Georgia helping Scotland to a best ever finish and was invited to train with the national side at their recent camp in St Andrews.

Younger brother of Scotland international Zander, Matt can play across the backrow and has already played for Glasgow at six, seven and eight.

Fagerson will turn professional on Sunday (1 October).

Speaking exclusively to glasgowwarriors.org, Fagerson said: "Signing with the Glasgow Warriors is a dream come true. It's awesome. 

"It was an easy decision for me to make. I had a good chat to Zander, he loves it here and I thoroughly enjoyed my experiences playing last year too. I'm really looking forward to the next two and a half years.

"The atmosphere at Scotstoun is awesome. The stadium is always packed and for the rest of this season I want to play and learn as much as I can."

Glasgow Warriors Assistant Coach Jonathan Humphreys added: "Matt has the potential to be a very good player.

"He's been inovled in nearly every game at the beginning of this season and really impressed us and we've rewarded those performances with a contract.

"He could be exceptional and for him it's about hard work from here on in.

"He has raw potential and with the right amount of work he could go on to be excellent for both us and Scotland."