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Low pens new Glasgow deal

Glasgow have received a boost ahead of their RaboDirect Pro12 clash with Aironi after prop Moray Low signed a two-year contract extension.

The Scotland international's deal comes after he recovered from a knee injury that has kept him out for 10 weeks.

The front-rower, who has 15 caps, told www.glasgowwarriors.org: "I've had six great years here, and the club is in my blood now."

He added: "I'm really excited about what the future holds - the strength in depth and quality of our squad is improving all the time, we're moving to a new stadium and our crowds are getting bigger.

"It's those sorts of things that really get a player's juices flowing, and made it a straightforward decision for me as to where I want to be going forward."

Low returns to the bench for the visit of the Italians and head coach Sean Lineen feels his commitment is perfect preparation.

"He's an excellent scrummager who has worked hard to improve his game in the loose and has become an influential member of our squad," Lineen added.

"He's reacted well to the disappointment of not getting game time at the Rugby World Cup, and really thrown himself into the challenge of performing consistently for Glasgow and helping us win games."

The Firhill encounter is the first since news emerged that Lineen would be replaced by Gregor Townsend next season in a Scottish Rugby Union shake-up. Warriors had earlier moved up to fourth in the table with an away win at Ospreys and Lineen wants full focus on their play-off attempts.

Lineen said: "We've worked hard to put ourselves in a competitive position at what is now very much the business end of the season. We have to make the most of the opportunity that's in front of us by continuing to show the character, appetite and fantastic team ethic that have got us to this point."

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