Second-rower Alex Samuel was one of the 15 players confirmed as part of the 2020/21 intake for the Glasgow FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy.
The former Melrose man immediately impressed coaches and team-mates with his physicality and work-rate, with Glasgow Head Coach Danny Wilson name-checking both Samuel and Max Williamson as ones to watch in an online supporters event.
A powerful ball-carrier and set-piece caller, he was invited to train with the senior Scotland squad during the 2021 Guinness Six Nations.
Height: 6ft 7in
Glasgow Debut: 2020