George Horne commits future to Glasgow Warriors
George Horne has become the latest player to sign a new contract at Glasgow Warriors, committing to the club until at least 2021.
The scrum-half was the club’s top try scorer during the 2017/18 season, his first season as a professional, and was named Player and Young Player of the Season at the end of year awards dinner.
In his career to date, the 23-year-old has averaged one try in every two Warriors games scoring 15 times in his 30 appearances.
A product of Bell Baxter High and Strathallan Schools, Horne played in the Tennent's Premiership for Glasgow Hawks spent a season on loan at London Scottish before making his Warriors debut against Ospreys in 2016.
Having worked his way up the Scotland age grades, Horne also spent a year on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series circuit and was a member of the Scotland squad that won the London tournament in 2017.
His impressive performances in a sevens shirt earned him a place in the Team Scotland squad for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Horne made his full Scotland debut alongside brother Pete against the USA on the 2018 Summer Tour.
He has played four times for his country, scoring two tries.
George Horne said: “I’m absolutely delighted. Glasgow is my first club and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my first 18 months as a pro.
“It’s all been a bit of a blur to be honest but I’ve loved every second. It’s great to be able to work with Ali (Price) and Nick (Frisby) every day and I’ve learnt so much from Mike Blair too.
“Scotstoun is a great place to come to work every day and I’m excited for the future.”
Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Dave Rennie said: “George is a bit of a freak. In rugby you come across players who have endless stamina and other players who have gas to burn but it’s a rarity that you find a player with both, but George does.
“We’ve been hugely impressed with him. Not just his performances on the pitch but his attitude off of it too and we’re excited to watch him get even better over the next few years.”