Belfast Telegraph

Stortoni signs new Glasgow deal

Glasgow full-back Bernardo Stortoni has signed a new two-year contract with the Magners League club.

Argentina international Stortoni, 33, joined the Warriors from Bristol in 2007 and has been a mainstay of the side ever since.

"Bernie is the heartbeat of the team. He's been here for a few years now and has a great attitude and work ethic. The guy is exceptional," said head coach Sean Lineen.

"He looks after himself really well and takes real pride in his performance.

"He wants to do well for Glasgow and I think he's really developed his game over the last three years, so much so that he got back into the Argentina team.

"But now it's all about Glasgow and it's great to have him around."

Stortoni added: "I'm so happy to be staying in Glasgow. Over the last three years the team has been building and we're still working very hard.

"That's important to me because my main thing when I play rugby is to give everything.

"I'm very proud to live and play in Glasgow. I have very strong feelings for this club because I believe it's the best place I've ever played professional rugby. Glasgow is now my home away from home."

Glasgow have also handed two-year deals to utility back Dave McCall, who had been on a temporary contract, and national academy flanker Chris Fusaro, who made his first start for the Warriors against Cardiff Blues.

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