Alainu'uese finalises Toulon move
Glasgow Warriors have reached an agreement to release Brian Alainu'uese from his contract seven months early, allowing the second-row to complete his move to the French Top 14 side Toulon.
The 24-year-old brings to an end a two-year spell in Glasgow where he made 22 appearances for the Warriors.
Glasgow Warriors Head Coach, Dave Rennie, said: “It’s a decision that’s in the best interest of both the player and the club.
“Brian’s had a number of injuries over the last couple of years and we’ve not been able to play him as often as we would have liked, but he’s a good man, is very popular among the squad and will be missed.
“When he’s fit and firing he’s an excellent player and we wish him all the best in France.”
Glasgow Warriors Managing Director, Nathan Bombrys, added: “This move gives Brian an opportunity to secure a longer-term contract and will allow us to strengthen our squad in other key areas.”
Brian Alainu'uese, said: “I’ve really enjoyed my two years in Glasgow.
“They’re a good bunch of boys and everyone made me feel very welcome.
“I hope the club goes on to have a lot of success in the future.”
Meanwhile, Glasgow Warriors have agreed to an early release for Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach, Phil Healey to return home to New Zealand for personal reasons.
Phil will take up a position with Super Rugby side, the Blues, next month and leaves with the club’s best wishes for the future.
Jonny Gray joined the Warriors as a Scottish Rugby Elite Development player in the summer of 2012 after a number of standout displays for Hamilton and Scotland under-20.